Career and College Information

Post High School Education for Everyone

Welcome to the Perrydale High School ASPIRE. (Access to Student Assistance Programs In Reach of Everyone) website. We hope you find the information helpful in planning for the future.

You may or may not know what you want to do after high school. Whether you want to be a painter or a doctor, a cosmetologist or a lawyer, a truck driver or a web designer, you will most likely need more schooling to reach your career goals. ASPIRE is here to help you get to where you want to go.

This program is an extension of your high school counseling department and will provide you with one-on-one assistance. We do our best to make sure that every junior and senior who sign up will be assigned an ASPIRE mentor. The ASPIRE program trains volunteers from the community to help you think about career goals and access education and training beyond high school. If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering check out the ASPIRE website   These volunteers want to help you have a successful transition into your preferred field after high school graduation. Your mentor can help you through the steps of:

  • EXPLORING career and schooling options

  • PLANNING AHEAD to keep your options open for the future

  • FINDING and getting into the right school

  • SCHOLARSHIP applications

Career Determination Links  Administered by the Oregon Student Assistance Commission, ASPIRE (Access to Student assistance Programs In Reach of Everyone) is Oregon's official mentoring program to help students access education and training beyond high school. Students receive information about college options, admission, and financial aid from trained and supportive, ASPIRE volunteer mentors who work one-on-one with them throughout the year. Beginning with just four pilot schools in 1998, ASPIRE has expanded to 115 sites across Oregon. ASPIRE serves students by:

  • Helping high schools build a sustainable community of volunteer advisors

  • Educating students and families about the scholarship application process and other options for paying for postsecondary education

  • Providing advising, resources, and encouragement to help students access education and training beyond high school

Financial Aid Links  Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education, ensures that all eligible individuals can benefit from federally funded or federally guaranteed financial assistance for education beyond high school. We consistently champion the promise of postsecondary education to all Americans-and its value to our society.  The Oregon Student Assistance Commission (OSAC) is the state student financial aid agency for Oregon

Scholarship Links  FastWeb, the Internet's leading scholarship search service, helps students make the decisions that shape their lives: choosing a college, paying for college, and finding jobs and internships.  The Oregon Student Assistance Commission (OSAC) is the state student financial aid agency for Oregon  Create a profile and get personalized information on college scholarships and grants that match you! Our college scholarship database is updated constantly, offering the most current, relevant and accurate college scholarship opportunities. Improve your chances of winning; search for scholarships when you begin applying to colleges or even earlier.