Oregon undergraduates now eligible for a college savings match up to $40,000
A new partnership between Oregon College Savings Plan and Willamette University will allow undergraduate students to double the impact of their college savings with a dollar-for-dollar match. The new Oregon Scholars program allows the Oregon College Savings Plan to partner with state colleges and universities to offer incentives to Oregonians saving for education.
Willamette University is the first school to take part in the Oregon Scholars program. As part of this inaugural partnership, Oregon residents admitted to the Willamette University College of Liberal Arts under the "Willamette Savings Match" program will receive a match of the savings in their Oregon College Savings Plan account, up to $5,000 per semester, for up to eight semesters.
Students admitted to Willamette University as undergraduates who also meet other program criteria will qualify for the college savings match. Criteria include: students must have graduated from an Oregon high school or home school; have had an active Oregon College Savings Plan account for at least four years prior to the year of enrollment (student must be listed as the beneficiary); and indicate eligibility for the matching scholarship during the application process. Future Oregon Scholars partner schools have some ability to customize their own criteria for the program.
Under the banner of the new Oregon Scholars program, the "Willamette Savings Match" was created to serve undergraduates, including those enrolled in one of Willamette University's dual-degree programs, BA/MBA or BA/Law.
"The Oregon Scholars program and our inaugural partnership with Willamette University advance our commitment to finding ways to make a college education more accessible and affordable for all Oregon families," said Michael Parker, executive director for the Oregon Savings Network. "This new program joins a suite of other incentives offered by the Oregon State Treasury that encourage Oregonians to save for their future."
District-wide SAC Meeting to be held Sept. 23
On Monday, Sept. 23, the district will hold its annual fall meeting with parents serving on advisory committees, school councils and other standing committees. The event will begin at 7 p.m. in the Lake Oswego High School library. The meeting will engage the community in the planning process to determine the use of Student Success Act investments in our schools.
Following the evening's presentations, parent leaders will be asked to participate in breakout discussions to provide feedback to the School Board.
Please bring your laptop computer or iPad, if available, in order to participate in providing electronic feedback.
Lakeridge grad earns Dean's Award at Colgate University
Holden Catlett, a member of the Colgate University Class of 2020, has earned the spring 2019 Dean's Award for Academic Excellence.
Catlett is a graduate of Lakeridge High School.
Students who receive a term grade point average of 3.3 or higher while completing at least three courses earn the spring 2019 Dean's Award for Academic Excellence.
Advanced Placement exam registration deadline is Sept. 20
Registration for 2020 AP Exams has started and continues through 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20. The cost is $80 per exam (cash, check, or credit card made payable to LHS/LOHS or you may pay online at the Webstore found on your school's website). If you do not registered for your exams and pay by 3 p.m. on Sept. 20, there is an additional $40 late fee per exam.
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