Counseling Center

Post-High School

Scholarships & Grants

Seneca Scholarship – due March 1

Click here for a National Scholarship search engine called Fastweb

Elks National Scholarship – Due November 15

Click here for OSAC State Scholarships Taft Students can apply for

Oregon Promise Community College Grant for those who graduate with a minimum 2.5 GPA – open now

TLC credit union scholarship – due March 26

Financial Aid

Trade Schools/Apprenticeships

List of Oregon Trade Schools

Link to information about Apprenticeships in Oregon

Explore Oregon’s 17 Community Colleges – Various trade programs at each school


Email Mr. Ellis for information about joining the military and getting in touch with local recruiters.

Career Exploration

Are you very uncertain about what you want to do? Click here to investigate the job world with the help of the US Department Of Labor

Click here to take a career interest survey to help you decide what careers you might like.

Helpful Links & Resources

Oregon Statewide Assessments

OSAC / ASPIRE / Oregon Promise

The Oregon Student Access Commission (OSAC) is a state agency dedicated to creating a college-going culture for all Oregonians by providing access through information, mentoring, and financial support. The Oregon Promise for students attending community college and the Oregon Opportunity Grant help students pay for some or all of their college costs.


Oregon GEAR UP – which stands for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs – is supported by a six-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education and the contributions of many community partners. The goal of the GEAR UP program is to ensure that Oregon’s low-income middle school and high school students are prepared for, pursue, and succeed in post-secondary education.