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CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS
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PALOUSE PATHWAYS OFFICE HOURS!!
December 9: 12:00-3:00 pm @ Neil Public Library (Small Conference Room) - Pullman

Seniors, need help with your essays, application or finaid? Come to Palouse Pathways Office Hours for Assistance! We can help:

  • Brainstorm essay topics, organize essays, and help with editing and feedback
  • Navigate and complete college applications
  • Finalize your college list
  • Fill out the FAFSA
  • Think about scholarships

There is great wifi. We can provide laptops if you need one. (If you need a laptop, please RSVP.)

 
Returning Student Brunch!
Wednesday, November 22 at 10:00 am
Fiske Room 1912 Center

This is our third annual a potluck brunch for recent MHS graduates!! 
It's a chance for members of the class of 2017 who are taking their holiday break from college or other pursuits to reconnect and share stories! Please come and tell your friends!!

 

FAFSA WORKSHOP AT PULLMAN HIGH SCHOOL
Tuesday, December 5 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Pullman families - need help completing your FAFSA?  Palouse Pathways and Washington State University have teamed up to offer a workshop for families needing help!  We have WSU student volunteers trained by the Office of Financial Aid, who will be there to help you navigate the application process. You should apply for your FSA ID now, so you'll have it for the workshop. Here's how.  If you've got questions about what to bring to the workshop, or other questions, email palousepathways@gmail.com.  Due to space limitations this event will be for PHS families only.  If you are not from PHS and could use a FAFSA workshop in your community, let us know and we will try to make it happen!

 

RETURNING STUDENTS EVENT

Friday, December 22: 11:00 am-1:00 pm

1912 Center

We will be hosting returning college students from all over the country to meet with high school students from the area for discussions about college: choices, applications, life on campus, etc. 

 

COLLEGE ESSAY AND APPLICATION WORKSHOPS

To be scheduled at your convenience!

Seniors - could you use help with essays or college applications? Palouse Pathways is here. We're happy to offer a college essay workshop to help you with anything from brainstorming to organizing to editing. We'll also offer a college application workshop, to help you navigate the common app or other application.  You can also just use the session as a time to work on your application.  Just email palousepathways@gmail.com for more information and to let us know you are interested.

 

PAST EVENTS

 

JUNE 26 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm – FINDING AFFORDABLE COLLEGES
Federal Building Conference Room - Moscow

The secret to making college work financially is finding schools that will provide you with the best aid package. We’ll teach you how to do that. This FREE presentation is for designed for parents and students to attend together.  

 

JULY 11 from 10:00 am-noon  - COLLEGE ESSAY WRITING WORKSHOP
Federal Building Conference Room - Moscow

Ms. Lyon will help you write a great personal statement for college and scholarship applications. She’ll also offer an individual editing session later to give you feedback on your draft.  Cost is $40 which includes the private editing session.  Full and partial scholarships are available to any student who needs one. (We’ll probably try to add another date in August.)

JULY 12 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm - COLLEGE EXPLORATION WORKSHOP
Eureka Palouse Science Center - Moscow
We’ll give you the tools you need to build a great college list!  Figure out what you are looking for in a college and how to find it.  This FREE workshop is great for rising sophomores, juniors and seniors. (We might add an August date.)

JULY 13 from 10am – noon - COLLEGE APPLICATION BOOTCAMP 
Eureka Palouse Science Center - Moscow
In this FREE workshop we’ll help seniors with their tough application questions, like: “Will I get in?” “Should I apply early?” “How many essays do I have to write?” and “What about a gap year?”  We’ll also help seniors get organized and ready to start the application process.  (We’ll probably try to add another date in August.)

 

JULY 15 from 10am - noon - Scholarship Workshop

Federal Building Conference Room - Moscow

I'll provide you with scholarship tips and ideas AND time to work on scholarships AND Cliff Bars. I am happy to put the time into this if you want to take advantage of it!!!

 

JULY 10 & JULY 17 from 10:00 am-noon - SAT/PSAT TUTORING
Federal Building Conference Room - Moscow

Ms. Lyon and Ms. Hannon, hosts of Palouse Pathways’ SAT Prep Classes, will tutor students using KHAN ACADEMY resources.  Cost is $20 per session but scholarships are available to any student who needs one. 

 

AUGUST 14 from 5:15 - 7:00 pm

Eureka Palouse - Moscow

Scholarship workshop, SAT prep and essay help at Eureka Palouse (Laptops will be available.)
 

Get College Ready this Summer!!!

Palouse Pathways has some GREAT summer offerings for students who want to get a jump on college exploration and planning. Here’s what we have scheduled so far. Sign up for our newsletter so you can find out about more offerings!

 

August 16 from noon to 2:00 pm

College Exploration Class
 

August 17 from noon to 2:00 pm - COLLEGE EXPLORATION CLASS

Federal Building Conference Room - Moscow

Find great colleges/build a great college list 
 

August 18 from noon to 2:00 pm - COLLEGE APPLICATION WORKSHOP 

Federal Building Conference room


August 18 from 2-3:30 pm –  INTERVIEW WORKSHOP

Federal Building Conference Room

Learn to conduct a great college admissions or scholarship interview with Portland State University VP John Fraire.


August 21-25 - FINDING AFFORDABLE COLLEGES/FAFSA
Pullman High School

August 23 in the evening – FAFSA AND PAYING FOR COLLEGE PRESENTATION
Featuring Brian Dixon, assistant vice president for the Office of Student Financial Services at Washington State University at Pullman High School.
 
Also Luisa Graden, a student at Yale will be available in August to talk about essays and other things.

 

SEPTEMBER 13 from 6:00 -7:15 - MOSCOW HIGH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE 
MHS Auditorium

Palouse Pathways will be available to answer questions about our organization and offerings.

 

At 7:15, in the MHS Auditorium, come learn about UI Financial Aid and the FAFSA
with Dan Davenport.
Dan Davenport, the Director of Student Financial Support at University of Idaho, will give a FREE financial aid presentation. Dan is a an expert in financial aid at University of Idaho, and also has a wealth of information about the FAFSA, state grants and programs and scholarships.  He'll be there to give you a road map and answer questions.  The event is open for all area students and even adults interested in going back to school.  This is an annual event put on for families and for the whole Palouse community by the terrific Moscow High School Counseling Staff.  

 

​​SEPTEMBER 27 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm - HONORS COLLEGE FAIR
1912 Building Great Room

We are honored and excited to be hosting our third annual honors fair in Moscow!  This year we'll have representatives from the honors colleges and programs at University of Washington, Western Washington University, Portland State University, University of Portland, Central Washington University, Washington State University, University of Idaho and Boise State University.  If you are a good student interested in a selective college experience, you need to come to the fair and learn more about what honors colleges and programs have to offer.  They offer all the benefits of a selective college much closer to home. You'll be able to learn about honors colleges and programs, and speak to honors representatives.  Open to students in all grades, and parents.

SEPTEMBER 28 at 7:00 pm - IDeal College Savings Program
Moscow Middle School Multi-Purpose Room

Are you interested in starting a college savings fund for your child but don’t know where to start? Do you know a child you’d like to help with college costs when the time comes? IDeal – Idaho's 529 College Savings Plan – can provide you with information and a chance to win $100 to open a new account! A representative will be in Moscow on Thursday, September 28, to answer all of your questions. If you’ve been putting this off, or didn’t know where to start, come to this event and discover all the benefits of opening an account today. It's not too late!

 

October 11 from 6:00-8:00 pm - Path to College Presentation for Ninth Graders
Moscow Middle School Music Room

This year, Palouse Pathways will be offering its first Path to College Presentation for Ninth Graders students and their parents.  This program will give families a timeline  for some of the important college preparation events and some information and inspiration about  college options.  We'll have break out sessions for students and parents, with fun activities and important information.  There will be handouts and folders, and candy.  This is a FREE session. We'll schedule additional sessions (in Pullman or Lewiston or ???) if there is interest.  (Tenth graders and their families are also welcome to attend.)

OCTOBER 26 - MHS COLLEGE NIGHT
Moscow High School

 

FAFSA WORKSHOP at PULLMAN HIGH SCHOOL

November 7 from 6:30-8:00 pm
Pullman Families - need help completing your FAFSA?  Palouse Pathways and Washington State University have teamed up to offer a workshop for families needing help!  We have WSU student volunteers trained by the Office of Financial Aid, who will be there to help you navigate the application process. You should apply for your FSA ID now, so you'll have it for the workshop. Here's how.  If you've got questions about what to bring to the workshop, or other questions, email palousepathways@gmail.com.  Due to space limitations this event will be for PHS families only.  If you are not from PHS and could use a FAFSA workshop in your community, let us know and we will try to make it happen!


Returning Student Brunch!
Wednesday, November 22 at 10:00 am
Fiske Room 1912 Center
This is our third annual a potluck brunch for recent MHS graduates!! 
It's a chance for members of the class of 2017 who are taking their holiday break from college or other pursuits to reconnect and share stories! Please come and tell your friends!!

FAFSA WORKSHOP AT PULLMAN HIGH SCHOOL
Tuesday, December 5 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Pullman families - need help completing your FAFSA?  Palouse Pathways and Washington State University have teamed up to offer a workshop for families needing help!  We have WSU student volunteers trained by the Office of Financial Aid, who will be there to help you navigate the application process. You should apply for your FSA ID now, so you'll have it for the workshop. Here's how.  If you've got questions about what to bring to the workshop, or other questions, email palousepathways@gmail.com.  Due to space limitations this event will be for PHS families only.  If you are not from PHS and could use a FAFSA workshop in your community, let us know and we will try to make it happen!


PALOUSE PATHWAYS OFFICE HOURS!!
November 18: 12-3:00 @ Pullman Library
December 2: 11-2:00 pm @ Moscow Federal Building

 

​​Click here for an archived list of July 2016 - June 2017 offerings.