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 Library to find out more information.

Judith Zink, Career Specialist, (360) 383-9261

Upcoming Events

Field Trips: 2018 - 2019 

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

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Nov. 2nd

Sophomores & Juniors

BTC Tour Day Nov. 6th Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors
WCC Tour Day Nov. 30th Seniors (priority) & Juniors
BTC Try-A-Trade Feb. 12th Juniors & Seniors
ASVAB March - TBA Juniors & Seniors
WWU College Planning Day March - TBA

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BTC Rotary Career Fair March 27th Sophomores
WCC Spring Review Day April - TBA

Juniors & Seniors

WCC Tour Day April - TBA Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors
BTC-Bound Day May 31st Seniors
Senior Scholarship Night May - TBA Seniors

 Workshops: 2018 - 2019

What Information when where
Career Exploration Learn what is out there and how to get started. October 9th 2:30 - 3:30

FHS Library

Social Etiquette Learn how to use social cues to make a good first impression. October 11th 2:30 - 3:30 FHS Library
Starting Strong & Moving Up Learn what successful people do. October 16th 2:30 - 3:30 FHS Library
Succeeding On The Job Learn how to succeed after you get the job. October 18th 2:30 - 3:30 FHS Library

Scholarship List

  • See College Bound section above for more scholarship websites

Who it's from: AXA Foundation
Deadline: First 10,000 Applicants
Amount available: $2,500 - $25,000
Online application: https://www.scholarsapply.org/axa-achievement/
Who can apply: Seniors
Requirements: U.S. resident, college bound

Who it's from: AXA Foundation
Deadline: First 10,000 Applicants
Amount available: $10,000 - $25,000
Online application: https://us.axa.com/axa-foundation/AXA-achievement-scholarship.html
Who can apply: Seniors
Requirements: U.S. resident, college bound

Who it's from: Burger King
Deadline: December 15, 2018
Amount available: $50,000
Online application: http://burgerkingscholars.com/
Who can apply: Seniors
Requirements: 2.5 GPA, Plan to enroll in a 2 or 4 year institution

Who it's from: Derrick Law Firm
Deadline: December 15, 2018
Amount available: $1,000
Online application: https://www.derricklawfirm.com/library/scholarship.cfm
Who can apply: Seniors
Requirements: You’ll need to show how an auto accident has had an effect on your life.

Who it's from: GeneTex
Deadline: December 21, 2018
Amount available: $2,000
Online application: http://www.genetex.com/scholarship
Who can apply: Seniors
Requirements: Students pursuing STEM degree

Who it's from: Phentermine Clinics
Deadline: December 31, 2018
Amount available: $1,000
Online application: www.phentermineclinics.net
Who can apply: Currently enrolled in high school
Requirements: To participate in the scholarship, please create a unique content piece in the range of 1,000 - 2,000 words covering the subject: What it means to live a healthy lifestyle in 2018.

Who it's from: Whatcom County
Deadline: December 31, 2018
Amount available: $8,000
Applications are available in the FHS Career Center
Who can apply: Seniors
Requirements: Athletic involvement, Community service, 3.0 GPA

Who it's from: Reagan Foundation
Deadline: January 4, 2019
Amount available: $10,000
Applications: www.reaganfoundation.org/ge-scholarship.aspx
Who can apply: Seniors
Requirements: 3.0 GPA

Deadline: January 9, 2019
Amount available: $10,000
Online application: https://www.ronbrown.org/section/apply/rbsp-application
Who can apply: Seniors, Black or African American
Requirements: Financial need; academics; community service

Who it's from: APIASF
Deadline: January 10, 2019
Amount available: $2,500 - $25,000
Online application: http://www.apiasf.org/scholarships.html
Who can apply: Senior of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity
Requirements: Must file for FAFSA

Who it's from: Pride Foundation
Deadline: January 11, 2019
Online application: https://pridefoundation.org/find-funding/scholarships/application/
Requirements: There are several scholarships to choose from.  Log on to the website to check the specific requirements.

Who it's from: George Washington Crossing Foundation
Deadline: January 15, 2019
Amount available: $500 - $7,500
Online application: http://www.gwcf.org/AppDownload.html
Who can apply: Seniors
Requirements: Career bound for government service

Who it's from: WCC Foundation
Deadline: Opens January 16 through February 20, 2019
Amount available: $1,000 - $5,500
Online application: http://whatcom.edu/about-the-college/foundation/scholarships
Who can apply: Students planning on attending or attending WCC

Who it's from: JFK Presidential Library and Museum
Deadline: January 18, 2019
Amount available: $500 - $20,000
Online application: https://www.jfklibrary.org/learn/education/profile-in-courage-essay-contest
Who can apply: All
Requirements: Essay contest

Who it's from: The Coolidge
Deadline: January 23, 2019
Amount available: Full ride
Online application: https://coolidgescholars.org/
Who can apply: Juniors

Who it's from: Nurse.org
Deadline: January 29, 2019
Amount available: $1,000
Online application: https://nurse.org/healthcare-leaders/
Who can apply: Seniors
Requirements: 3.0 GPA

Who it's from: Washington Association for Bilingual Education
Deadline: January 31, 2019
Amount available: $1,000
Online application: https://wabewa.org/conference/attendees/scholarship/
Who can apply: Seniors
Requirements: Planning on a career in education, bilingual

Who it's from: The American Legion
Deadline: January 31, 2019
Amount available: $2,000 (State winner - National winner receives $138,000)
Online application: http://www.waconstitutionalspeechcontest.org/
Who can apply: Any high school student
Requirements: Your speech must be based on some part of the Constitution of the United States

Who it's from: Washington Student Achievement Council
Deadline: February 1, 2019
Amount available: $500 - $2,000
Online application: https://readysetgrad.wa.gov/college/american-indian-endowed-scholarship
Who can apply: Have close personal ties to an American Indian tribe or community in Washington.
Requirements: See Link

Who it's from: Washington State Elks Association
Deadline: March 1, 2019
Amount available: Depends on applicant
Online application: http://www.waelks.org/what-we-do/scholarships/ 
(Applications also available in FHS Career Center or Download PDF here)
Who can apply: Seniors starting a vocational program
Requirements: High school graduate, U.S. citizenship

Who it's from: Washington State Retirees’ Association
Deadline: March 2, 2019
Amount available: $900 - $2,500
Online application: https://wssra.org/forms/scholarship-application/
Who can apply: Seniors
Requirements: For students looking to a degree in the field of education

Who it's from: Kelly Foundation of Washington
Deadline: March 10, 2019
Amount available: $2,500
Online application: www.kellyfoundationwashington.org/
(Applications also available in FHS Career Center or Download PDF here)
Who can apply: Seniors
Requirements: Must be accepted or have college application pending at a university or college; test scores (ACT/SAT) if attending a 4-year university; must be a U.S. citizen or green card holder.

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: Chelsey Rae Ebert Trust
Deadline: April 10, 2019
Amount available: $1,044
Online application: http://www.chelseyebert.com/about-the-trust/
Who can apply: Seniors, female
Requirements: Participated in basketball or volleyball

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.

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'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/