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Welcome Siuslaw and Mapleton students, teachers, parents, ASPIRE team members and others! 
To get started preparing for life after high school, go to the "A Place To Start" page on this site.

We are very pleased to include Mapleton High School into the ASPIRE program for the 2019-20 school year and beyond!

This website was last updated on 11/8/19

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. Beginning with the 2019-20 school year, many local scholarship organizations will now use the new Siuslaw Regional Scholarship Application. Seniors: This application is on a flash drive, which you may pick up in the ASPIRE office if you did not receive one at Local Scholarship Night on October 7,  Click here to see the format of the application along with the essay questions. The due date for the application will be Friday, March 13, 2020

2. The Oregon CIS website has changed, and it is now more user-friendly. It contains a lot of resources, including the resume and activities chart builders, surveys to help students find careers, colleges, and scholarships; information about job searches, job success and self-employment; and more. To learn more about Oregon CIS and how to use it, click here

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


DATES AND DEADLINES FOR 2019-20

NOTE: Only those sites marked with an * have been updated for 2019-20. Other dates are likely to be similar to the ones shown but will be verified as we receive information.

2019
*July 26: Deadline to register for August 24 SAT

*August 3: Rotary Club Golf Tournament
*August 13: Late registration deadline for August 24 SAT
*August 13: PTA meeting at 4 PM
*August 13-14: SHS photo locker day
*August 14: HOSA blood drive
*August 16: Registration deadline for September 14 ACT
*August 24: SAT
*August 30: Late registration for September 14 ACT

*September 2: Labor Day
*September 3: First Day of Classes at SHS for grade 9
*September 4: First Day of Classes at SHS for grades 10-12
*September 6: Deadline to register for the October 5 SAT
*September 9: Application period opens for Kaiser Permanente scholarships
*September 10: PTA meeting at 4 PM
*September 14: ACT
*September 15: Gates Millennial Scholarship deadline
*September 16: Picture retakes
*September 16: Beat the Odds scholarship applications due
*September 17: ASPIRE staff meeting at 2:00
September 19: LCC Fall term registration deadline
September 20: First day of classes at OSU
*September 20: Deadline to register for the October 26 ACT
*September 20: SHS Closed - professional growth
*September 21: Siuslaw Alumni Association dinner
September 24: Oregon Community Colleges first day of classes
September 24: First day of classes at U of O
*September 24: Late registration deadline for October 5 SAT
September 25: Experience Oregon Arts (9 to 1 in Eugene)
*September 25: SAT prep during PRIDE - grade 11
*September 26: SAT prep during PRIDE - grade 12
September 27: Questbridge National College Match application deadline
September 27: Construction and Utilities Career Day (9 to 2 in Eugene)
*September 30: PSAT prep during PRIDE - grade 10

*October 1: FAFSA and ORSAA filing period opens
*October 2: SAT prep during PRIDE - grade 11
*October 3: SAT prep during PRIDE - grade 12
*October 3: Deadline to register for the November 2 SAT
*October 4: Late registration deadline for October 26 ACT
*October 4: PRIDE scholarship assembly
*October 4: Experience Oregon Manufacturing (Eugene)
*October 5: SAT
*October 7: SHS Local Scholarship and Financial Aid Night at 6:30 PM
*October 7: PSAT prep during PRIDE - grade 10
*October 8: PTA meeting at 4 PM
*October 9: SAT prep during PRIDE - grade 11
*October 9: Rotary Exchange info session at Bromley Room at 6:00 PM
*October 10: SAT prep during PRIDE - grade 12
*October 11: SHS closed - statewide professional growth
*October 14: PSAT prep during PRIDE - grade 10
*October 15: PSAT/SAT prep for all grades
October 15: Miss Oregon Teen application deadline
*October 15: PRIDE class meetings
*October 16: PSAT and SAT on campus: "College Board Day" at SHS
*October 17-18: Parent/teacher conferences
*October 17: Experience Oregon Tech (Eugene)
*October 21-26: Homecoming week
*October 21: Homecoming assembly during PRIDE
*October 22: Late registration deadline for November 2 SAT
October 25: Career Exploration Expo (in Eugene)
October 25: Horatio Alger scholarship applications due
*October 25: Homecoming assembly at 2:15 PM
*October 26: ACT at SHS
*October 31: VFW Audio essay competition deadline

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: ASPIRE fall conference at COCC
*November 1: Oregon Promise application period opens
*November 2: SAT
*November 5: HOSA blood drive
*November 5: Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship deadline
*November 6: Experience Oregon Finance (Eugene)
*November 7: End of first quarter
*November 8: Deadline to register for the December 7 SAT
*November 8: Deadline to register for the December 14 ACT
*November 8: SHS Closed - teacher grading
*November 11: SHS closed - Veteran's Day
*November 12: PTA meeting at 4 PM
November 12: SHS start of second quarter
November 15: U of O Stamps Scholarship deadline
November 19: Marine Technology scholarship applications due
*November 22: Late registration deadline for December 14 ACT
*November 25-29: MHS closed - Thanksgiving break
*November 27-29: SHS closed - Thanksgiving break (November 26 half-day)
*November 26: Late registration deadline for December 7 SAT
November 26: SHS closed - professional growth
November 30: Rotary Exchange applications due

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 6: School closed - professional growth
*December 6: Kaiser Permanente scholarship applications due
*December 6: National Honor Society scholarship applications due
*December 6: Rhody Court application deadline
*December 7: SAT at SHS
*December 10: PTA meeting
*December 14: ACT
December 15: Application period opens for Central Oregon CC Foundation Scholarships
*December 23-31: SHS and MHS closed for winter break

2020
January 1-3: SHS and MHS closed - winter break
January 1: Application period opens for SOCC Foundation Scholarships
*January 6: SHS closed - professional growth
January  7: EF Tours Scholarship applications due
*January 10: Deadline to register for February 8 ACT
*January 17: Late registration deadline to register for the February 8 ACT
January 11: Deadline for Pride Foundation (LGBTQ) scholarships
January 14: Oregon Society of CPA's scholarship applications due
*January 14: PTA meeting at 4 PM
January 15: U of O application deadline
January 15: U of O scholarship priority deadline
*January 15: OSAC/ASPIRE progress report due (administrative function) 
January 20: Peanut Butter and Jelly Scholarship deadline
*January 20: SHS and MHS closed - MLK Day
*January 27-30: Exam week
January 31: Great Clips Scholarship application due
January 31: Oregon Latino Scholarship applications due
*January 31: 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 3: SHS start of third quarter
February 4: Al Forthan Memorial Scholarship application due
February 5: Hispanic Scholarship Fund scholarship applications due
February 6: Future Farmers of America scholarship applications due
*February 7: SHS closed - professional growth
*February 8: ACT
*February 11: PTA meeting at 4 PM
*February 14: Registration deadline for March 14 SAT test
*February 14: Red Heart Hop assembly 2:35 PM
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 17: SHS and MHS closed - President's Day
*February 21: HOSA blood drive
*February 27: National Honor Society induction ceremony 6:00 PM
*February 28: Last day to reserve a 2019-20 SHS yearbook
February 28: Evergreen Aviation Scholarship
*February 28: Deadline to register for the April 4 ACT
*February 29: Path to Your Future essay contest deadline
*February 29: 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 3: Late registration deadline for March 14 SAT
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 6: SHS closed - professional growth
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 10: PTA meeting at 4 PM
*March 12-13: No school - parent conferences
*March 12: Eighth grade open house at SHS
*March 13: Late registration deadline for April 4 ACT
*March 13: SHS COMMON SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DUE
*March 14: 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 16-20: "March Madness" College and Career week at SHS
March 21: QuestBridge College Prep Scholars (for juniors) applications due
March 22: Slocum Research and Education Foundation scholarship applications due
*March 23 to 30: SHS and MHS Spring Break
March 25: Florence Masonic Lodge Scholarship
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 3: Registration deadline for May 2 SAT test
*April 4: ACT
April 5: Ada Grange Scholarship (must arrive by 4/5)
April 5: Geraldine Bagley Scholarship
April 5: Oregon Pacific Bank Scholarship
*April 9: End of third quarter at SHS
*April 10: SHS closed - grading
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: 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 14: PTA meeting at 4 PM
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 15: Elective Fair during PRIDE
*April 16-17: Forecasting during PRIDE
*April 16: Experience Oregon Health (Eugene)
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 20: No school at MHS
*April 20-21: ASB speeches and class meetings during PRIDE
*April 21: Late registration deadline for May 2 SAT
April 22: Pacific Coast Wind Ensemble Scholarship
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 27-May 1: Dude Be Nice week
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 2: SAT test
*May 2: Prom
May 3 Deadline to register for the June 8 ACT
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 6: AP testing - Literature 
*May 7: AP testing - Chemistry
*May 8: Registration deadline for June 6 SAT test
*May 8: Registration deadline for June 13 ACT test
*May 8: HOSA blood drive
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 12: PTA meeting 4 PM
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 15: SHS closed - professional growth
*May 16-17: Rhody weekend
May 17: Students for a Better World scholarships
*May 19: Oregon Primary Election Day - VOTE
*May 21: SHS Evening of Excellence
*May 22: Late registration deadline for June 13 ACT
May 22: U of O class registration begins
May 23: Experience Oregon Engineering (in Eugene)
*May 25: SHS closed - Memorial Day
*May 27: Late registration deadline for June 6 SAT
*May 28: SHS Scholarship Award Night (starts at 5:30 pm at FEC)
*May 28: Last day of school at MHS
*May 29: Last day for seniors
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 3: Senior deadline for graduation participation
*June 5: Graduation at 7:00 PM
*June 6: SAT
June 6: Priority registration closes at OSU for Fall 2018
June 7: ASPIRE student surveys due
*June 8-11: Exams
*June 9: PTA meeting
*June 11: Last day of classes at SHS for grades 9-11
*June 13: ACT
*June 19: Registration deadline for July 18 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 26: Late registration deadline for July 18 ACT
June 28: Priority application deadline for Linn-Benton CC
June 30: FAFSA filing deadline

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 18: ACT test
July 22-26: Second session of University of Oregon Summer Academy
July 27: Deadline to register for the August 25 SAT

August 31: Nursing Schools Almanac scholarship applications due

September 1: EOU regular application deadline
September 2: Oregon Tech regular application deadline

*November 3: Election Day - VOTE!

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