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Scholarships & Upcoming Events

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Upcoming Events

WITC is having a virtual informational session called Coffee & College on Thursday, October 1st at 10 AM, They will discuss WITC programs and the admissions process.  Participants will also have an opportunity to ask questions.  Interested students can use this link to register by 9/29.  Login instructions and a link will be emailed to registered participants one day prior to the session. This is also an excellent opportunity for our Start College Now students planning to attend spring semester.

Due to Covid-19, Mrs. Pufall will not be hosting the annual FAFSA event this year. As a replacement, College Goal Wisconsin is holding 6 virtual events for you to choose from. Click here for the flyer for more information, or go to to register. These are all free events to help parents and students navigate Financial Aid for college. The first event is October 7th and the last one is November 11th. 

Spend a Day with a Badger! Virtually participate in this informational event for high school students by registering beginning September 8th. Students will learn more about campus and college life and what UW-Madison has to offer. This event is on October 24th, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. See Mrs. Pufall for registration information.

Wisconsin's first ever virtual Girls in Aviation Day on Saturday, September 26th,, from 10:30am-12:00pm. The event will be free. Pilots and aviators from across the state will share their experiences, answer questions, and host interactive activities for all girls in Wisconsin ages 8-17 and their families.  The goal is to empower girls and show girls and families what is possible in the world of aviation and aerospace.  The event will be held on Zoom and more information is on the Wisconsin Girls in Aviation Day Facebook event page.  Pre-registration is required using this registration link (no need to be a Facebook user to register).

College Vine: Live Q & A with current college students from 100+ universities.  This is a national event providing student panel college fair for an entire week. Attend online September 21-26, 2020 at  - This is a free event for high school juniors and seniors. 

College Representative Visit Information:

Northern Michigan University is hosting a virtual college representative meeting for junior and senior students interested in attending that college. It is on Wednesday, October 14th 1:30 p.m. Here is the zoom link 

Northland College Virtual Representative to meet with interested Junior/Senior students. This is via Zoom on September 30th from 1:00-1:30 pm. Here is the zoom link to attend: 

Early College Credit Program/Start College Now Information:

Click the link below for Northland College Early College Credit Program information, catalog, frequently taken courses and more:

Click the link below for WITC Start College Now information:

  • The deadline for applications for fall semester for both programs is March 1st and October 1st for the spring semester.  This is a state deadline and not flexible.

The Elk's National Foundation Scholarship Program offering their Most Valuable Student Scholarship to graduating seniors. Click here for more information and requirements for qualifications. Deadline is November 15, 2020. 

Apply by October 1st for the Northern Wisconsin Outdoor Experiential Education Scholarship! This scholarship pays up to $1000 to Chequamegon Bay area residents in order to participate in outdoor programs through programs like Outward Bound, Wilderness Inquiry or Northland College. Follow the link above to find out more or contact the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation at

The Kohl Student Excellence Scholarship is available to all students. Students must submit their completed applications, including letters of recommendation, no later than Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Central Time.  Applications submitted by the deadline without the required three letters of recommendation are incomplete and will not be considered. Click here for application and more information.

Students interested in participating in the National Merit Scholarship Program AND have taken the PSAT test can participate in this competition. Stop by the counseling office for more information.

For more information please see this website, or Mrs.Pufall.

The School District of Washburn does not discriminate in the awarding of scholarships or other awards on the basis of sex, color, handicap, race, religion, national origin, homeless status, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, or physical, mental, emotional or learning disability.  Discrimination complaints shall be processes in accordance with established procedure.


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Rachel Pufall | (715) 373-6188, x 137 | Email  
Laurie Pipgras | (715) 373-6188 x 102 | Email

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WHS Counseling Mission Statement

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The Washburn High School Counseling Department strives to serve the students at WHS, focusing on their social/personal, academic, and career development. In addition, the WHS school counseling department adheres to the ASCA national school counseling model to best serve all WHS students. The WHS school counseling department also supports the district's mission of enabling students to enter the global society with the knowledge, skills, habits, and attitudes required to be contributing citizens. 

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