Writing the College and Scholarship Essay

Welcome, Incoming Juniors and Seniors! 

Applying for college or a scholarship? Interested in developing the skills you need to write a college essay that stands out from the crowd?

Get a head start and sign up for Writing the College and Scholarship Essay, a week-long summer workshop. At the end of the week, you will have revised drafts of two college/scholarship essays. These sections will be kept smaller in order to provide more individual guidance. 

• Read and analyze successful college and scholarship essays
• Perfect your personal style
• Write sentences that stick out
• Draft, revise, edit, and share a college essay that will get you noticed by schools

Utilizing Zoom, students will receive live daily instruction in a group setting as well as one-on-one time with instructors for layered writing support each day.

Past Participants have said…
“I was extremely thankful to have a solid start to my essay going into the college application season.
I applied to ten schools and was accepted into seven.” 

“Thanks so much for teaching my son! I loved the essays he wrote and
would absolutely recommend the program.” 

Interested in Learning More? An Informational Open House for North Clackamas students will be held on Saturday, April 17 at 11 a.m. RSVP here


Program Details

Session A: 
Monday-Friday, June 21-25, 2021 - 9 a.m.-noon   -or-   
Session B:  Monday-Friday, June 28-July 2, 2021 - 9 a.m.-noon

Please note: North Clackamas will only be offering Session A dates

Cost: $175, $100 for free or reduced lunch students (verified by school)

Participation will require access to a computer, internet, and the Zoom application (free)

Register now

  • We are committed to making our events accessible to all needs and abilities. When registering, let us know your access needs. Please contact us at 503-768-6040 or cce@lclark.edu with questions.

    Please note: Discounted ‘Student Rate’ registrations are for current students only and do not include continuing education credit (CEU/PDUs)


About the Instructors

All Oregon Writing Project college workshop instructors are full-time high school educators. They have completed an intensive four-week summer institute on the teaching of writing, plus three follow-up college classes that lead to the Certificate in the Teaching of Writing. These courses focus on learning effective teaching strategies, prompts, and pacing.

The Oregon Writing Project (OWP), is a collaboration program between Lewis & Clark and metropolitan or rural area schools and districts, and offers programs designed to improve the writing of Oregon’s K-12 students and teachers.