Counseling Center

Academic Change Options

*If you would like to switch from CDL to Edmentum or Edmentum to CDL then please use the following links.  February 12th is the deadline for All students who would like to change their Academic Option for the third term.  To change your academic option, contact (HS) or (MS) and fill out the following forms.

Post-High School

Scholarships & Grants

Hispanic Foundation scholarship due January 31

Ford Family Scholarship – due March 1

Seneca Scholarship – due March 1

Williams Family Scholarship – For Taft grads planning to attend the University of Oregon due March 1

OSEA scholarship 2021 – due March 1 – for children of members of the Oregon School Employees Assc

COSA Scholarship due March 1 and OASSA Due March 16

Greenfield Peace Scholarship – due March 12

TLC credit union scholarship – due March 26

Bateman Scholarship due April 9

Rotary Scholarship 2021 due April 9

Click here for a National Scholarship search engine called Fastweb

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


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.