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Equipping students for a life of faith & learning

Western Mennonite School
Equipping students for a life of faith & learning

College & Career Advising

The College & Career Adviser is on campus to provide academic, career, and college advising. Some questions the guidance counselor can help answer and direct you on include:

  • What classes should I take and when?
  • What should I do if I’m behind in credits for graduation?
  • What are possible career options that allows me to use the gifts God has given me?
  • How can I develop my gifts and get real-life career experience while I’m still in high school?
  • When should I take my SAT test?
  • How can I decide what colleges are a good fit for me?


Scholarship Opportunities

West Salem Business Associate scholarship

The West Salem Business Associate scholarship applications are available now. Seniors who live in the 97304 area code are eligible. This is due May 19th but don’t wait. Get a copy of the application from Mrs. Hull soon! There is more information online at http://www.wsba-westsalem.com


BestMattressReviews.com is sponsoring a $1000 scholarship to high school seniors with a 3.0 GPA or higher. For information about this go to https://www.bestmattressreviews.com/sleep-scholarship/

Yamhill County Women for Agriculture

Yamhill County Women for Agriculture has a $750 scholarship for students headed to Community College. Mrs. Hull has application form for this one.

Polk County Republican Women’s Annual Scholarship Essay

The Polk County Republican Women’s Annual Scholarship Essay Competition is available now. The $1000 scholarship requires that the applicant be a graduating senior woman who lives in Polk county. To apply you must watch the film “Iron Jawed Angels” (available in our library) and write a 750-1000 word essay about the life and times of the historical characters within the film. Essays are due May 15th and should be mailed to Peggy Boquist, Polk County Republican Women Scholarship Chair, 17080 Butler Hill Road, Dallas, OR 97338.

Horatio Alger Scholarship

Seniors with financial need who are interested in attending Community College or technical schools can apply for the Horatio Alger Scholarship.  The application and eligibility criteria is online at http://application.horatioalger.org.  The deadline is June 15th.

West Valley Hospital Foundation

West Valley Hospital Foundation scholarship applications for student in medical-related fields of study are available beginning February 1, 2017.  Applicants must be a resident of Polk County or an employee or family member of an employee at West Valley Hospital, and have applied to a college in their field of healthcare study before applying to this scholarship.  To access the scholarship application packet, visit www.salemhealth.org/scholarships and click on the “West Valley Hospital Foundation” link. 

Oregon State University

The Balanced Man scholarship is provided by Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity (but you don’t need to be in the fraternity to receive the scholarship).  Applications are online at http://osuspe.chapterspot.com or get an application from Mrs. Hull.  There are $1000 and $500 scholarships available.  The deadline is June 9.

Tuite Law

Tuite Law DUI Accident Scholarship to a student considering law with a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA.  The due date is May 31http://tuitelaw.com/rockford-illinois-dui-accident-lawyer/#scholarship-application

Automobiles as a hobby or career

Brent Strohmeyer Memorial Foundation Scholarship – for students that are interested in automobiles as a hobby or career. This scholarship requires transcripts, two letters of recommendation and a few short answer questions and is due April 15.

Contact Mrs. Hull for the scholarship application.

Divorce & Family Law

This scholarship is reserved for high school seniors nationwide who plan on attending a 4-year college/university or a 2-year accredited community college in the Fall of 2017.  This scholarship is open to applicants whose parents have gone through a divorce and plan on pursuing a career in Family Law. https://www.robinsonandhenry.com/denver-divorce-lawyer#scholarship The deadline for this scholarship is May 31, 2017.

Oregon Office of Student Access and Completion

Have you signed up on the OSAC (Oregon Office of Student Access and Completion) website for scholarships?  You really should take advantage of the scholarship clearing house.  Enter all your information one time and you will be made aware of scholarships that fit you.

Elks Legacy Award

Are you the child or grandchild of an Elks member?  If so you can apply for the Elks Legacy Award.

doodle for google

Do you doodle?  If you doodle for google you could win up to $30,000.

Victims of a personal injury accidents

Were you or a parent or guardian the victim of a personal injury accident?  If so, you are qualified to apply for this $500 scholarship.  This scholarship is open to High School Seniors in Idaho, Oregon and Washington.