Smoke signals. (Grand Ronde, Or.) 19??-current, December 01, 2010, Page 19, Image 17

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    Smoke Signals 19
DECEMBER 1, 2010
Youth Sponsorship Program
CTGR Youth Sponsorship can only be used two times per calendar
year (Jan. 1 to Dec. 31). Tho amount of the sponsorship is for, but
not to exceed, up to $200.
Eligibility Guidelines:
1. Youth must be an enrolled CTGR Tribal member.
2. Youth must be currently attending school or an alternative form
of certified and recognized educational program.
3. Youth must be in grades kindergarten through the 12th.
Returned Youth Sponsorship application packet must
1. Completed Youth Sponsorship application.
2. Brochure, flier, printed information on the program in which the
youth wants to attend (camps, tutorial services, educational op
portunities, recreational, athletic programs, etc.). This informa
tion must include cost, location, description and whom to make
the check out to.
3. Verification of school or educational enrollment. This needs to be
a letter from school or school district on official letterhead stating
that the youth is currently enrolled in their educational program.
Report cards will not be accepted.
4. Verification of Tribal enrollment. A copy of CTGR Tribal I.D. card
or an official letter from CTGR Member Benefits (503-879-2490)
stating that the youth is an enrolled CTGR Tribal member.
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The Oregon Student Assistance Commission is now accepting
applications for the 2011 process. OSAC administers more than
400 scholarships through its single application for Oregon students.
Students who are members of Oregon Tribes and live out of state
are also eligible to apply if they plan on attending college in Oregon.
Visit http-ygetcollegefunds.orgeApp.html to apply. This application
has an early bird deadline of Feb. 16, 2011, and a final deadline of
March 1. Early bird applicants are entered into a $500 scholarship
drawing just for turning their application in early.
Want to go to College? Come and find out how!
December 8, 2010
6:00pm Pizza
6:30pm Presentation
Location: Wlllamlna High School
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Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
(closed Monday - Friday: noon - I p.m.)
Saturday: 1 0 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Library Aide Position: The Library Aide position is vacant and
the position is being advertised. The Library Aide performs basic
library services on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and provides
library coverage in the absence of the librarian. The position is
funded under our library grant and is effective through Sept. 30.
Please see the position posting on the Tribe's Web site.
12 Days12,000 Books: "Reading For All" Holiday Book
Drive: The Tribal Library has partnered with Polk County in this
important literacy initiative. The library is a designated collection
site and will have' bins available for you to place new and gently
used books in from Dec. 1 through Dec. 12. Types of books needed
most include picture and story books for children and youth. We
believe that this effort will bring in books that will affect children
and families in our county in a positive way.
Tiny Tots Program: Dec. 6 at noon -1 p.m. in the library. Story
and library time for parents and their children ages birth 2.
Library Expansion: Construction start-up has moved forward to
mid-December. Please be aware that there may be times the library
will need to be closed with little advance notice once construction
begins. Closures will be for safety precaution of people and property
so please bear with us.
Donations: Thank you" to the following individuals who contrib
uted to the library collection this past month: Lori Walker, Christina
Mercier, Danielle Powley, Cynthia McKenzie, The American Legion-James
Gordon, Duane Coulson, Susan Hofenbredl, Sol George,
Crystal Garcia and Brian Glass. Thank you everyone!
New items to the collection:
Elementary: Please, MalesselA Trickster Tale from Hati and Big
Young Adult: The Odyssey and The Holy Bible.
Non-Fiction: Haunted Heartland, Helping Your Child Succeed in
School and Concise History of World Religions (Reference).
CDs: Willie Nelson -16 Greatest Hits and "Phantom of the Opera"
A Summer Pre-College Workshop for American Indian, Alaska Native &
Native Hawaiian High School Students
Hosted by: Colorado State University (Fort Collins, CO), June 12-17, 2011
University of Rochester (Rochester, NY), June 26-July 1 , 201 1
Get Expert Help Applying to College!
NEW, ONLY 1 Deadline To Apply By: February 14, 2011
About the Program:
College Horizons, is a six-day "crash course" In preparing for college. Students will learn about a broad variety
of colleges and universities, and establish personal relationships with admission representatives and college
counselors. At each site, 90 students from across the nation work with over 70 expert college counselors and
college admission officers to help students:
Select 10 suitable colleges to apply to,
Write memorable essays and create a resume,
. Complete winning applications Including The Common Application,
Receive test taking strategies, resources, and information on the ACT & SAT,
Navigate the financial aidscholarship jungle, complete a preliminary FAFSA financial aid form, and leam about
the Gates Millennium Scholarship Fund and other available scholarships, and
. Attend Informational Sessions & a College Fair consisting of over 35 colleges and unlversitiesi
How To Apply:
Deadline: Complete applications must be postmarked February 14 (note, only 1 deadline to apply by). Late
applications are accepted on a space available basis and are placed behind applicants who applied on time.
Eligibility: American Indian (enrolled), Alaska Native (proof of status) or Native Hawaiian (proof of heritage):
3.00 GPA (In academic courses); current 10th and 1 1th grade high school students.
Application: The application consists of the Student Application & Essay, Teacher Recommendation, Counselor
Recommendation, and Transcripts. Application information will be available online October 7, 2010.
Cost $225 ft Airfare: $225 program fee includes tuition, room, meal, program materials, and ground
transportation tofrom the airport to campus. Airfare from student's home to program site not included.
Financial Aid Available: Significant financial aid Is available to students In need for program fee and airfare.
Each year 45 of students are awarded travel assistance. Simply apply for financial aid In the application.
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Students and Faculty attending the College Horizons and Graduate Horizons Programs; photos by Kevin Leonard and faculty.