Career Center

Need help building a resume? Or filling out scholarships?
Do you want to attend one of the many college and career readiness fieldtrips?
Come to the Career Center in the CTE building, Office 3 to find out more information.
Judith Zink, Career Specialist, (360) 383-9261

Western Washington University Summer Volunteer Program: 

*Participate in a range of STEM, fine Arts and American culture lessons
*Work in classrooms as a teacher's assistant
*Help International students practice their English

wwu.edu/ee/youth

Boys and Girls Club: 

 

Did you know that you can get volunteer hours through your membership?

 

What’s so great about that?  Well, you can get experience in a lot of different areas!  Wouldn’t these things look good on your resume?

  • Customer service experience
  • Food service experience
  • Child-care experience
  • Facilities maintenance experience

2015 Cherry Street, Ferndale, WA, (360) 384-0753

whatcomclubs.org/clubhouses/ferndale/

Ferndale Food Bank:        

The Ferndale Food Bank is looking for volunteers on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8AM until Noon.  Please drop by the Career Center and pick up an application.

The Jansen Art Center, Lynden:

The Gallery shop is staffed by volunteers at the Jansen Art Center.  Volunteering in the Gallery Shop is a great way to get to know all about the programs and exhibits happening at the J.  You meet artists and instructors, help visitors with questions, sell artwork and help register students for our classes.

Website for application:  www.jansenartcenter.org/gallery-shop/

The Volunteer CHORE Program, Bellingham:

Chore matches volunteers with seniors, veteran, and adults with disabilities to assist with everyday chores they are physically unable to do.

Contact Information:  Call Diana Young, Program Specialist (360) 734-5121 ext. 172

Student child-care volunteers needed:

We are looking for FHS students to volunteer to work with children in the evening at Ferndale High School. 

There are adult ELL classes starting at the beginning of February until the end of May.  The classes are from 6:30 until 8:30 and are held in the school library.

Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays

Times: Students should be at the library between 6:15 and 6:30

NSEA Community Work Parties:

Terrell Creek

Where: Blaine

When: March 30, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM         

Other info: Join NSEA, Whatcom Conservation District, and BBWARM to help restore a forest for salmon along Terrell Creak!  Head west on Grandview Rd and continue for 7 miles. Turn right on Jackson Rd and park at the former Birch Bay Bible Community Church (7039 Jackson Rd). 

We’ll bring the tools and gloves – all you have to do is wear sturdy shoes and weather-appropriate clothing.  Snacks are provided!

All ages are welcome.  Any volunteers under the age of 18 years old must bring in a completed Liability Release Form

www.n-sea.org/work-parties

Community Potting Party

Where: Bellingham, NSEA Campus, 3057 Bakerview Rd                     

When:  April 13, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM      

Other info: Help NSEA potting bare root plants to restock our native plant nursery.  These potted trees and shrubs will grow in the nursery until they are strong enough to be planted along salmon bearing streams.

We’ll bring the tools and gloves – all you have to do is wear sturdy shoes and weather-appropriate clothing.  Snacks are provided!

All ages are welcome.  Any volunteers under the age of 18 years old must bring in a completed Liability Release Form

www.n-sea.org/work-parties

Earth Day NSEA Community Work Party @ Tenmile Creek

Where: Everson                                    

When:  April 20, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM      

Other info: Celebrate Earth Day with NSEA, Whatcom Conservation District, and the Tenmile Clean Water Project, as we plant trees for salmon along Tenmile Creek.  The first 200 people will receive a free, limited edition t-shirt!  Parking is available at Irene Reither Elementary School, look for the blue NSEA tent to sign-in.

 

We’ll bring the tools and gloves – all you have to do is wear sturdy shoes and weather-appropriate clothing.  Snacks are provided!

 

All ages are welcome.  Any volunteers under the age of 18 years old must bring in a completed Liability Release Form

www.n-sea.org/work-parties

Volunteer for National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Where: Bellingham, 3425 James St.  Look for the blue NSEA tents.

When: April 6th

Other info: Walk MS is a charity walk series that takes place all over the US.  We’ve been walking since 1988 and to date have raised more than $920 million to drive groundbreaking research, provide life-changing programs and guarantee a supportive community for those who need it most. 

Together, we become a powerful force

Sign up:  www.signupgenius.com/go/walkmsbellingham2019

 

BIRCH BAY WATERSLIDES - NOW HIRING!

Visit the website: www.birchbaywaterslides.net

Email: Employment@birchbaywaterslides.net


ECOLOGY YOUTH CORPS

Earn over $1,500 this summer! You will work no nights, no weekends and will still have half your summer off.  This job will last 16 days, either July 1 to July 25 OR July 29 to August 22, 2019.  You must be 14 through 17 years old by the first day of employment.

Go to www.ecology.wa.gov/EYC for more information.  You can also pick up an application outside the Career Center on the Job and Volunteer board!


LIONS CAMP HORIZON

QUALIFICATIONS - Must have fanny-pack filled with smiles, patience, praise and boundless energy. Must have a penchant for tie-dying, a willingness to sing silly songs, dress in outlandish costumes and slather on face paint. Having fun is required! 

NOW HIRING! 
Counselors:
 Support/assist campers in activities such as bowling, soccer, disk golf, archery, arts & craft, water activities, horseback riding and personal care. Must reside over night during camp sessions. 
Kitchen Assistants: Assist Cooks with meal planning & food preparation, set up and work the serving line, dish room duties. Full & part-time positions. 
All employees must pass a criminal background check. Some positions require a Food Handler’s Permit, CPR & Basic First Aid and/or AED certification or a driver’s license. 

Complete our application at LionsCampHorizon.org and email to CampDirector@lionscamphorizon.org or mail to: 
Lions Camp Horizon 
7506 Gemini Street 
Blaine, WA 98230 

Upcoming Events

Field Trips 2018 - 2019

what when   who can go
BP Open House Sept. 27th Juniors & Seniors

NACNAC

Nov. 2nd

Sophomores & Juniors

BTC Tour Day Nov. 6th Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors
WCC Tour Day Nov. 30th Seniors (priority) & Juniors
Whatcom Dollars for Scholars Workshop Feb. 6th -  EAGLE Time Seniors
Masonic Scholar-Citizen Awards Program Present - March 14th Juniors
WWU College Planning Day March 25th

Juniors & SeniorsJuniors

FSD and The Ferndale Chamber of Commerce Present Lunch with Leaders March 26th By Invitation
Assistance League of Bellingham Summer Enrichment Scholarship Program Application Deadline: March 27, 2019 Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors (information is available at the Career Center)
BTC Rotary Career Fair March 27th Sophomores
WAVE Tour: Washington Apprentice Vocational Education April 10th Juniors & Seniors

High School Essay Contest sponsored by the Washington Coalition for Open Government $1000 Prize!

www.washingtoncog.org/awards/essay-contest/ 

Deadline April 21, 2019

Any FHS Student
WCC Spring Preview Day May 16th Juniors & Seniors 
ASVAB May 1st Juniors & Seniors
Lummi Try-A-Trade May 9th -  9 AM - 1 PM Juniors & Seniors
BTC-Bound Day May 31st Seniors
Senior Scholarship Night May - TBA Seniors

Scholarship List

See College Bound section above for more scholarship websites

** RECENTLY ADDED

Who it's from: SISU Children’s Fund
Deadline: March 25, 2019
Amount available: $1,000 - $2,500
Online application: http://sisuchildrensfund.org/
Who can apply: Seniors
Requirements: Personal statement essay

Who it's from: Ferndale Band Boosters
Deadline: March 29, 2019
Amount available: $1,000
Application: Come to the Career Center to pick up a copy of the application
Who can apply: Seniors
Requirements: Minimum 3 years in the Ferndale Band Program

Who it's from: Whatcom Women in Business
Deadline: March 31, 2019
Amount available: $4,000
Application: http://wwib.org/programs/scholarship-info/ Or pick up an application in the Career Center
Who can apply: Seniors
Requirements: Whatcom County Resident, Identify as female

Who it's from: Greater Bellingham Running Club
Deadline: March 31, 2019
Amount available: $1,000
Application: Come to the Career Center to pick up a copy of the application
Who can apply: Seniors
Requirements: Involved in running-related sports

Who it's from: Jamie's Family
Deadline: April 1, 2019
Amount available: $2,500
Application: Copies available in the Career Center or Download PDF here
Who can apply: Senior
Requirements: Needs academic success, Athlete, FHS student

Who it's from: Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 24
Deadline: April 1, 2019
Amount available: $2,000
Application: Come to the Career Center to pick up a copy of the application
Requirements: Enrolled in Washington State College or University pursuing a degree in law enforcement

Who it's from: WIAA, Dairy Farmers of Washington, and Les Schwab Tires
Deadline: April 1, 2019
Amount available: $5,000
Online application: http://wiaa.com/smartchoices.aspx
Who can apply: Seniors
Requirements: 3.2 GPA, Criteria is based on 35% athletic/activity excellence, 35% academic achievement, 15% leadership, 10% citizenship/community service and 5% on the applicant’s essay

Who it's from: IBEW Local 191
Deadline: April 5, 2019
Amount available: $1,000
Online application: Copies are available in the Career Center or you may Download the PDF here.
Who can apply: Seniors
Requirements: Must be pursuing a technical degree in a construction related field

Who it's from: Ferndale Kiwanis Club
Deadline: April 5, 2019
Amount available: $500
Online application: Copies are available in the Career Center or you may Download the PDF here.
Who can apply: Seniors

Who it's from: Lynden/Ferndale International Masonic Lodge
Deadline: April 5, 2019
Amount available: $1,500
Application: Come to the Career Center to pick up a copy of the application
Who can apply: Seniors
Requirements: U.S. Citizen, 3.0 GPA

Who it's from: Mt. View Elementary School P.T.O.
Deadline: April 10, 2019
Amount available: $400
Application: Copies are available in the Career Center.
Who can apply: Seniors
Requirements: Attended Mt. View Elementary for 3+ years

Who it's from: FEA Association
Deadline: April 10, 2019
Amount available: $1,500
Application: Copies are available in the Career Center.
Who can apply: Seniors
Requirements: Intention to enroll in a trade/technical college

Who it's from: FEA Association
Deadline: April 10, 2019
Amount available: $1,500
Application: Copies are available in the Career Center.
Who can apply: Seniors
Requirements: 3.0 GPA, Preference for those planning to enter the field of Education

Who it's from: The Society of American Military Engineers
Deadline: April 12, 2019
Amount available: $1,000 - $1,750
Application: https://www.same.org/Get-Connected/Find-a-Post/Rock-Island/Scholarships
Who can apply: Seniors
Requirements: Accepted into full time study in science, technology, engineering, math, science or related fields

Who it's from: PSESSFF Program
Deadline: April 12, 2019
Amount available: $1,000
Application: https://www.psessf.org/
Who can apply: Seniors
Requirements: Accepted into full time study in science, technology, engineering, math, science or related fields

Who it's from: Premier Dental Center
Deadline: April 13, 2019
Amount available: $1,000
Application: Please come to the Career Center to pick up an application.
Who can apply: Seniors
Requirements: See application

Who it's from: Ferndale Chamber of Commerce
Deadline: April 5, 2019
Amount available: $250 -  $1,000
Application: Come to the Career Center to pick up a copy of the application
Who can apply: Seniors
Requirements: Parent or guardian must be a member in good standing with the Ferndale Chamber of Commerce

Who it's from: Transocean Products
Deadline: April 17, 2019
Amount available: $1,000
Who Can Apply: Seniors
Application: Come to the Career Center to pick up a copy of the application
Requirements: Whatcom County graduating senior

Who it's from: American Legion Riders Post 7
Deadline: April 19, 2019
Amount available: $1,000
Application: Copies are available in the Career Center.
Who can apply: Seniors
Requirements: Volunteer or community service

Who it's from: RWWC
Deadline: April 27, 2019
Amount available: $500
Application: Copies are available in the Career Center.
Who can apply: Seniors

Who it is from: Larson Gross
Deadline: April 29, 2019
Amount available: $1,000
Online application: www.larsongross.com/careers/college/scholarships
Who can apply: Seniors 
Requirements: Must be pursuing an accounting degree. Must enroll in college Fall 2019.

Who it's from: Maxwell Foundation
Deadline: April 30, 2019
Amount available: $5,000
Online application: www.maxwell.org
Who can apply: Senior
Requirements: Resident of Washington State, Plan on attending a 4-year private college

Who it's from: Building Industry Association of Washington
Deadline: May 10, 2019
Amount available: Variety
Application: Copies are available in the Career Center.
Website: www.BIAW.com
Who can apply: WA Residents
Requirements: Intending to study in the construction industry field

Who it's from: Building Industry Association of Washington
Deadline: May 10, 2019
Amount available: Varies
Application: Come to the Career Center to pick up a copy of the application
Who can apply: Seniors
Requirements: Washington State residents, Going into programs supports construction industry-related fields

Deadline: May 24, 2019
Amount available: $1,000
Online application: http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm
Who can apply: Juniors and Seniors enrolled in any post secondary institution
Requirements: Check the webpage

Who it is from: Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants
Deadline: June 14, 2019
Amount available: $1,000
Online application: http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm
Who can apply: Juniors & Seniors 
Requirements: Complete required essay

Who it's from: Northwest Career Colleges Federation
Deadline: June 24, 2019
Amount available: Varies
Online application: Come to the Career Center to pick up a copy of the application
Who can apply: Seniors
Requirements: Varies

Who it's from: BTC Foundation
Deadline: June 30, 2019
Online application: https://www.btc.edu/OurCommunity/Foundation/studentscholarships.aspx
Requirements: Check the webpage

Who it is from: Caring.com
Deadline: Multiple Dates
Amount available: $500 - $5,000
Online application: www.caring.com/caregivers/scholarships-for-student-caregivers#the-caring-com-scholarship
Requirements: Many caregiver scholarships are available on this site.

Who it's from: Western Washington University
Online application: http://www.finaid.wwu.edu/scholarships/