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Welcome Siuslaw and Mapleton students, teachers, parents, ASPIRE team members and others! 
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This website was last updated on 5/21/19
If you have participated in ASPIRE this year, as a student or as a volunteer, please complete an online survey for the Oregon ASPIRE main office in Salem. 



NOTE: if you are interested in preparing for the SAT or ACT, contact ASPIRE volunteer Robert Orr at:  borr@siuslaw.k12.us  
There is no charge for classes or individual tutoring.


DATES AND DEADLINES FOR 2018-19

NOTE: Only those sites marked with an * have been updated for 2018-19. Other dates are likely to be similar to the ones shown but will be verified as we receive information.

Mapleton High School (MHS) operates on a 4-day school week, Monday through Thursday (from 8:10 am to 3:43 pm).

*September 4: First day of Classes at MHS
*September 5: First Day of Classes at SHS
*September 7: Deadline to register for the October 6 SAT
*September 8: ACT
*September 14: PSAT prep in library during PRIDE
*September 14: ASPIRE staff meeting at 1:00
*September 18: Gates Millennial Scholarship deadline
September 19: LCC Fall term registration deadline
*September 19: SAT prep for Seniors in library during PRIDE
*September 20: SAT prep for Juniors in library during PRIDE
September 20: First day of classes at OSU
*September 21: PSAT prep in library during PRIDE
September 24: Oregon Community Colleges first day of classes
September 24: First day of classes at U of O
*September 24: SHS Closed - professional growth
*September 25: Experience Oregon Arts (9 to 1 in Eugene)
*September 26: Late registration deadline for October 6 SAT
*September 26: SAT prep for Seniors in library during PRIDE
September 27: Questbridge National College Match application deadline
*September 27: Construction and Utilities Career Day (9 to 2 in Eugene)
*September 27: SAT prep for Juniors in library during PRIDE
*September 28: Deadline to register for the October 27 ACT
*September 28: PSAT prep in library during PRIDE

*October 1: FAFSA and ORSAA filing period opens
*October 2: Pride: OSU Cascades representative in library
*October 3: SAT prep for Seniors in library during PRIDE
*October 4: SAT prep for Juniors in library during PRIDE
*October 5: Deadline to register for the November 3 SAT
*October 5: Experience Oregon Manufacturing (9 to 1 in Eugene)
*October 6: SAT
*October 8: SHS Local Scholarship Night at 6:30 PM
*October 10: PSAT and SAT on campus; PSAT is first step toward a National Merit Scholarship
*October 12: SHS closed - statewide professional growth
*October 14: Late registration deadline for October 27 ACT
*October 15: SHS Financial Aid Night at 6:30 PM
*October 15: Miss Oregon Teen application deadline
*October 17: Oregon ballots mailed to voters
*October 18: Experience Oregon Tech (9 to 1 in Eugene)
*October 24: Late registration deadline for November 3 SAT
*October 25: Career Exploration Expo (in Eugene)
*October 25: Horatio Alger scholarship applications due
*October 27: ACT
*October 30: Community information session on SHS scholarships: Bromley Room, 5:30 pm
*October 31: VFW Audio essay competition deadline
*October 31: U of O representative in library during PRIDE

*November 1: VFW Voice of Democracy scholarship application deadline
*November 1: OSAC Scholarship application opens
*November 1: Early application deadline at OSU, U of O, and Clark Honors College
*November 1: MHS end of first quarter
*November 2: Deadline to register for the December 1 SAT
*November 2: Deadline to register for the December 8 ACT
*November 3: SAT
*November 6: Election Day - VOTE!
*November 9: SHS Closed - teacher grading
*November 9: ASPIRE Fall Conference at Linfield College 
*November 12: SHS and MHS closed - Veteran's Day
*November 13: SHS start of second quarter
*November 15: Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship deadline
*November 15: U of O Stamps Scholarship deadline

*November 19: Late registration deadline for December 8 ACT

*November 19: Marine Technology scholarship applications due
*November 21-23: SHS closed - Thanksgiving (November 20 half-day)
*November 19-23: MHS closed - Thanksgiving
*November 20: Late registration deadline for December 1 SAT
*November 26: SHS closed - professional growth
*November 30: Rotary Exchange applications due

*December 1: SAT
*December 1: Early and priority application deadline for EOU and PSU
*December 1: Scholarship priority deadline for EOU and PSU
*December 1: Rolling application begins for PSU
*December 7: National Honor Society scholarship application deadline
*December 8: ACT
*December 8: Deadline to register for Kaiser Permanente Scholarship
*December 10: Rhody Court application deadline
December 15: Application period opens for Central Oregon CC Foundation Scholarships
*December 15: Deadline to apply for Kaiser Permanente Scholarship
*December 22-31: SHS and MHS closed for winter break

*January 1-6: SHS and MHS closed - winter break
January 1: Application period opens for SOCC Foundation Scholarships
*January 7: SHS closed - professional growth
*January  7: EF Tours Scholarship applications due
*January 11: Deadline to register for the February 9 ACT
*January 11: Deadline for Pride Foundation (LGBTQ) scholarships
*January 14: Oregon Society of CPA's scholarship applications due
*January 15: U of O application deadline
*January 15: U of O scholarship priority deadline
January 15: OSAC progress report due (administrative function)
*January 18: Late registration for February 9 ACT
*January 20: Peanut Butter and Jelly Scholarship deadline
*January 21: SHS and MHS closed - MLK Day
*January 24: End of quarter at MHS
*January 28-31: Exam week
*January 31: Great Clips Scholarship application due
*January 31: Oregon Latino Scholarship applications due

*February 1: SHS closed - grading
*February 1: OSU priority application deadline
*February 1: OSU scholarship priority deadline
*February 1: Deadline to apply for OSU Scholar Dollars
*February 1: U of O Diversity and Presidential Scholarship application deadlines
*February 1: Early and Priority admissions deadline for WOU
*February 1: Rolling admissions begins at WOU and SOU
February 1: Application period opens for Chemeketa CC Foundation Scholarships
February 1: Application period opens for Questbridge juniors
*February 1: Elks National Foundation Legacy Scholarship
*February 4: Al Forthan Memorial Scholarship application due
*February 4: SHS closed - professional growth
*February 5: SHS start of third quarter
*February 5: Hispanic Scholarship Fund scholarship applications due
*February 6: Future Farmers of America scholarship applications due
*February 8: Registration deadline for March 9 SAT test
*February 9: ACT
*February 15: OSAC Early Bird
*February 15: SOU early and priority application deadline
*February 15: SOU scholarship priority deadline
*February 15: Rolling admission begins at SOU
*February 18: SHS and MHS Closed - President's Day
*February 22: School day for MHS
February 27: Last day to reserve a 2017-18 SHS yearbook
*February 27: Late registration deadline for March 9 SAT
February 28: Evergreen Aviation Scholarship
*February 29, 2020: Education Expo at SHS

*March 1: OSAC final deadline (extended to March 5)
*March 1: WOU and Oregon Tech scholarship priority deadline
*March 1: Oregon Tech early and priority application deadline
March 1: Community Chorus of Florence Scholarship (start in the Fall) 
*March 1: Oregon School Employees Guy Davis and Past Presidents' Scholarships
*March 1: Oregon School Employees Association scholarships deadline
*March 1: Oregon School Counselors Association scholarship applications due
*March 1: Conference of Oregon School Administrators scholarship applications due
*March 1: Ford Family Foundation Scholarships deadline (OSAC)
March 1: Application period closes for SOCC Foundation Scholarships
March 1: Application period closes for Portland CC Foundation Scholarships
*March 1: Application period closes for OIT Foundation Scholarships
March 1: Deadline to apply for WOU scholarships including the WOU/ASPIRE scholarship
*March 1: Application period opens for SAIL summer camps at U of O
*March 1: Oregon Community Leadership Scholarship
*March 1: Seneca Scholarship (OSAC)
*March 1: Harrington Family Foundation scholarship applications due
*March 2: Ladies of Elks Scholarship (must be received by this date)
*March 4: Al Forthan scholarship application due
*March 4: LCC Foundation Scholarships application deadline (extended to March 7)
March 4: Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship (open to juniors and seniors)
*March 7: Job Fair at Three Rivers, 10 am to 3 pm
*March 8: Peace Scholarship (extended to March 15, 2019 due to weather)
*March 8: Deadline to register for the April 13 ACT
*March 9: SAT test
*March 15: HOSA - Future Health Professionals Scholarship
March 15: Florence Area Community Coalition Scholarship (FACC)
March 15: Application period closes for Blue Mountain CC Scholarships
*March 15: Oregon Federation of Women's Clubs essay contest deadline
*March 21: QuestBridge College Prep Scholars (for juniors) applications due
*March 22: Slocum Research and Education Foundation scholarship applications due
*March 23 to 31: SHS and MHS Spring Break
March 25: Florence Masonic Lodge Scholarship
*March 25: Late registration deadline for April 13 ACT
*March 29: Mt. Hood Foundation scholarship applications due
*March 30: Oregon PTA
*March 30: Independent Order of the Odd Fellows
*March 31: Florence Rotary (x6) Scholarship
*March 31: Clear Alliance scholarship applications due
*March 31: Application period closes for Chemeketa CC Foundation Scholarships
*March 31: Selco Scholarship application due

*April 1: SHS closed - professional growth
*April 1: Associated Oregon Loggers Scholarship
April 1: Florence Elks Vocational Scholarship (Randy Row)
*April 1: SHS Alumni Association Scholarship
*April 1: Backstreet Gallery Scholarship (start early; requires portfolio and interview)
*April 1: FRAA Visual Arts Scholarship (requires portfolio and interview)
*April 1: First Community Credit Union Scholarships
*April 1: Davis Putter Scholarship applications due
*April 1: Oregon Federation of Women vocal, instrumental, and art scholarship applications due
*April 2: Boys and Girls Club Scholarship
*April 2: Florence Garden Club (must arrive by 4/2)
*April 2: Career Day at Hatfield Marine Center
*April 3: WLCF in library during PRIDE for scholarship application assistance
*April 4: End of third quarter at MHS
*April 5: Ada Grange Scholarship (must arrive by 4/5)
*April 5: Registration deadline for May 4 SAT test
*April 5: Geraldine Bagley Scholarship
*April 5: Oregon Pacific Bank Scholarship
April 11: Volunteer Recognition at FEC (1:00 to 3:00 pm)
*April 11: Hiring and Job Fair in Springfield 9 to 3 (full-time and summer jobs)
*April 11: Rotary 4-Way Speech Contest local competition at FEC
*April 12: SHS closed - grading
April 12: Lane County Job Fair
April 12: Siuslaw Athletic Booster Club Scholarship
*April 12: Oregon Federation of Women's Clubs scholarship competition in Portland
April 12: SHS closed for teacher grading
*April 13: ACT
*April 15: Western Lane Community Foundation (x25) Scholarships
*April 15: Kiwanis Club of Florence scholarship (x6) applications due
*April 15: Beginning of 4th quarter
*April 15: Don-Lee Davidson scholarship application due
April 15: Soroptimist (x3) Scholarships
*April 15: VFW Merritt Mosby Memorial Scholarship
*April 15: LBCC Foundation scholarship application deadline
*April 15: Asian American Foundation scholarship applications due
*April 17: Oregon Jaycees scholarship applications due
*April 19: Florence Police Union scholarship applications due
*April 19: Donaghey Scholarship applications due
*April 20: Douglas Timber Operators
April 20: Priority registration opens at OSU for Fall 2018
*April 20: Earth Day celebration on the Boardwalk
April 22: Pacific Coast Wind Ensemble Scholarship
*April 24: Late registration deadline for May 4 SAT
*April 25: Experience Oregon Health (in Eugene): PeaceHealth Riverbend, 9 am to 1 pm
*April 26: Florence Community PTA Scholarship
*April 26: Career Exploration Day at LCC
*April 26: Delta Gamma Andrea Wright
*April 26: Delta Gamma: Tammy Nivens
April 27: SHS Class of 2016-17 Project Graduation Scholarship
*April 30: CROW Scholarship
*April 30: Glen C. Butler Scholarship
*April 30: Genevieve Bailey Memorial Scholarship

*May 1: Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Scholarship
May 1: Amy Nicole Memorial Scholarship
May 1: Jose de la Mora Memorial Scholarship
*May 1: Deadline to register for RYLA summer camp
*May 1: Oregon Logging Conference scholarship application deadline
May 1: Portland State University application
*May 3: Registration deadline for June 1 SAT test
*May 3 Deadline to register for the June 8 ACT
May 4: Registration deadline for June 9 ACT test
*May 4: SAT test
*May 4: Rotary 4-Way Speech Contest finals in Coos Bay
*May 4: Central Oregon Coast Board of Realtors Scholarship 
May 5: Florence Salmon Trout Enhancement Scholarship
*May 9: Experience Oregon Timber (in Eugene)
May 10: Florence Lions Club Scholarship
*May 10: Siuslaw Valley Firefighters (x3) Scholarships
May 11: Lorraine Arnn Scholarship
May 15: Haley Memorial Scholarship
May 15: Ronnie Catalfamo Memorial Scholarship
May 15: Tony's Garage Scholarship
*May 16: LCC annual job fair
May 15: OSAC progress report and student participation reports due (administrative function)
May 15: OSAC coordinator and volunteer surveys due (administrative function)
*May 17: Students for a Better World scholarships
*May 17: SHS closed - professional growth
*May 20: Late registration deadline for June 8 ACT
May 22: U of O class registration begins
*May 22: Late registration deadline for June 1 SAT
*May 23: Experience Oregon Engineering (in Eugene)
May 23: SHS Evening of Excellence
*May 27: SHS and MHS closed - Memorial Day
*May 30: SHS Scholarship Night (starts at 5:30 pm at FEC)
May 31: U of O class registration closes
*May 31: Lane County Farm Bureau scholarship applications due

June 1: Oregon Promise deadline (requires FAFSA by this date)
June 1: Last day for SHS seniors
*June 1: SAT
*June 5: Last Day for Seniors at MHS
June 6: Priority registration closes at OSU for Fall 2018
*June 7: ASPIRE student surveys due
*June 7: SHS Graduation at 7 PM
*June 8: MHS Graduation
*June 8: ACT
*June 12: Last day of classes at SHS and MHS for grades 9-11
*June 14: Registration deadline for July 13 ACT test
June 19: SHS start of summer school
*June 22-27: Rotary Youth Leadership Academy (RYLA) in Dorena, Oregon
*June 22-28: Rotary World Affairs Council in Waukesha, Wisconsin
June 24: Application to LCC Fall term advised; classes will fill
June 28: Priority application deadline for Linn-Benton CC
June 30: FAFSA filing deadline

*July 13: ACT test
July 14: Application period opens for the Gates Millennium Scholarship
July 15: Application period closes for Central Oregon CC Foundation scholarships
*July 15-19: First session of University of Oregon Summer Academy
*July 22-26: Second session of University of Oregon Summer Academy
*July 27: Deadline to register for the August 25 SAT

*August 3: Rotary Club Golf Tournament
*August 12: Deadline to register for the September 8 ACT
*August 15: Late registration deadline for August 25 SAT
*August 25: SAT 
*August 26: Late registration deadline for September 8 ACT
*August 31: Nursing Schools Almanac scholarship applications due

*September 1 (2019): EOU regular application deadline
*September 2 (2019): Oregon Tech regular application deadline

*February 29, 2020: MAJOR event in Florence: Education Expo 2020

This site was created in January, 2017 by an ASPIRE volunteer in the Siuslaw School District of Lane County, Oregon.The primary purpose of this site is to provide convenient "one-stop-shopping" for a variety of links to important websites as you engage in the processes exploring colleges, testing for, applying to and seeking financial aid for colleges, or exploring other options to follow high school graduation.
For questions about the site, or if you have information to add, please contact webmaster Robert Orr: borr@siuslaw.k12.or.us