ASPIRE is a program of the Oregon Student Assistance Commission (OSAC) that encourages post-secondary education and helps students find funds to meet the increasing cost of post-secondary education.

Through ASPIRE, we provide access to information and funds for educational opportunities ranging from public and private four year colleges and universities to community colleges and to vocational training programs and apprenticeships.

One goal is to educate students and families on how to find money for education. An additional ASPIRE goal is to build a sustainable community of volunteers that provides mentoring to help students access education beyond high school. 

In order build a sustainable community of volunteers to help meet this need, we need volunteer mentors. ASPIRE volunteers do not replace paid staff, but provide valuable additional resources to connect students to careers, training programs, colleges and funding.

Students:  If you are interested in getting help with post high school planning, download:

Student ASPIRE Application in English

ASPIRE Formulario de Permiso para el estudiante

Interested in Volunteering to become an ASPIRE Mentor

Get a more detailed description and download a Mentor Application Packet.

To return your application or for further information contact:

Lisa Johnson, ASPIRE Coordinator, LJohnson@msd.k12.or.us or 503-565-4270MHS Career Center, 615 NE 15th St., McMinnville, OR  97128

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