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SCHOLARSHIPS
Last updated: 11/15/2017 QUESTIONS? VISIT THE CAREER CENTER (CC)
Due Date Scholarship Name Grade Description How to Apply
11/27/17 Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarships 12 $500-$1,000 awards to Eugene area students for scholarship, leadership, work experience, community service, and financial need. Local award winners advance to district, state and national competitions for awards of up to $50,000. In recent years, local students have successfully competed at higher levels, including the national contest. Requires ACT/SAT, resume, essay. Affiliation with Elks organization is not required. http://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/mvs.cfm
12/1/17 Everipedia Tech Titans Diversity Scholarship 10+ college One $1,000 award for the best Wikipedia-style biography page for a person of applicant’s choice. Award aims to bring awareness to underrepresented minorities in STEM. See website for more information and application. https://everipedia.org/wiki/everipedia-tech-titans-diversity-scholarship/
12/1/17 Bestreviews (December Deadline) Any $2,000 for tuition & supplies awarded to best 500 word essay about how product design can have positive impact on the world. Must submit copy of student ID. Two rounds of applications. See website for terms & conditions and submission information. http://bestreviews.com/scholarship
12/1/17 Comcast Leaders & Achievers Award 12 $1000 award to a student with 2.8+GPA, who demonstrates community commitment through community service, academics and leadership. Must plan to attend an accredited, non-profit college or vocational/technical school in the U.S. Requires nomination. http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/recognizing-the-best-and-brightest-nationwide
12/8/17 David E. Gordon Scholarship 11-12 One $1,000 first place and one second-place $500 scholarship for winning original essays of no more than 600 words or an original video of no longer than two minutes that addresses a specific topic. See website. https://www.davidgordonlaw.com/scholarship-2017/
12/12/17 Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) Scholarship 9-12 U.S. State Department sponsored study abroad scholarship for motivated high school students to spend a year in Germany.   Recipients placed with a German host family, study at a German high school. Scholarship covers pre-departure training in the United States and orientation programs in Germany; meetings with government officials; cultural excursions to the German Bundestag and select German cities; supplementary language lessons. http://www.usagermanyscholarship.org/apply-asse/
12/13/17 Kaiser Permanente Health Care Career Scholarship 12 $2,000-$10,000 scholarships to at least one qualified student at each eligible high school in Kaiser NW service area. Minimum GPA 2.5, plans to pursue a career in approved health care field & enroll in fall 2018 at a U.S. accredited college or university as full-time student. Registration required 1 week prior to submission deadline. Teacher/counselor recommendation required. https://kaiser-scholarship.fluidreview.com/
12/15/17 Hexter and Baines’ Annual Scholarship 11-12 One award of $1,250 to best 500-1,000 word essay describing the applicant’s academic and career goals, plans for achieving these goals including degree/major, why selected, and why financial assistance is needed. https://www.hexterandbaines.com/scholarship
12/31/17 Discover Scholarship Program 12 Fourteen $2,500 prizes to college/university of choice by random selection. Must sign up for email contact in order to enter. See Sweepstakes Official Rules via link on website. https://www.discover.com/student-loans/scholarships/award.html
2/1/18 Oregon Wheat Foundation Scholarship Program 12 Up to 12 – $1000 awards to children of members of the Oregon Wheat Growers League or who are employed by a member of the league; or students who have worked summers for a grower member.   Demonstrate community involvement, scholastic performance. Essay required. https://scholarshipsmhs.files.wordpress.com/2016/10/oregon-wheat-foundation-scholarship-feb-1st.pdf
3/1/18 Seneca 12 One $10,000 scholarship to any Oregon student. No GPA criteria. Essay required about natural resources. See scholarship terms & conditions on website. Apply through OSAC. Early bird submission Feb. 1, 2018. http://www.senecascholarship.org/
3/24/18 NALS of Oregon Scholarship Fund 12 Up to $1000 to students interested in pursuing a career as a non-attorney legal support professional (legal secretary, legal assistant, paralegals, even legal bookkeepers, etc). Based on financial need (40%), merit (35%), ability (25%). Requires application, transcript, and two letters of recommendation. Visit the Career Center for an application.

SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH PLATFORMS

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The best scholarship search platforms of 2017 according to reviews.com:





OTHER FINANCIAL AID OPPORTUNITIES:

WESTERN UNDERGRADUATE EXCHANGE (WUE)

WUE is a program that allows Oregon high-school students to request reduced tuition  at participating two- and four-year college programs outside of Oregon.  Go to http://www.wiche.edu/wue to see a list of participating WUE schools, and learn how to apply for this tuition-reduction program.  The reduced tuition rate is not automatically awarded, and many institutions limit the number of new WUE awards each academic year, so apply early!

AUTOMATIC FULL TUITION/RIDE SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED BY U.S. COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES WITHOUT REGARD TO NEED:

http://automaticfulltuition.yolasite.com/

COMPETITIVE FULL TUITION/RIDE SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED BY U.S. COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES WITHOUT REGARD TO NEED:

http://competitivefulltuition.yolasite.com/

FOR LCC-BOUND STUDENTS WITH LESS THAN 2.5 GPA:

The Lane Foundation Scholarships linked here welcome applicants with less than a 2.5 GPA. (There are many foundation scholarships available for students with GPAs above 2.5, as well. To apply: First apply online for an L#.  Then apply for all Lane Foundation Scholarships with a single application. The scholarships’ application is due yearly on March 2nd.  Come to the career center for additional help.)

FOR NATIVE AMERICAN STUDENTS:

http://www.collegefund.org/students_and_alumni/content/scholarships

http://onacc.org/resources/scholarships/

http://www.itcnet.org/about_us/scholarships.html (for native Americans, native Alaskans, native Hawaiians, indigenous Pacific Islanders)

FOR BLACK STUDENTS:

BlackStudents.com: The Online Guide to Scholarships, Financial Aid, and More for African American Students

FOR LGBTQ AND STRAIGHT ALLY STUDENTS:

Pride Foundation Scholarships

FOR HISPANIC AND LATINO STUDENTS:

Fastweb Hispanic/Latino Scholarships

MALDEF: The Latino Legal Voice for Civil Rights in America

DREAMers Scholarships (These scholarships are only available for attendance at a very limited number of colleges).

Scholarships open to undocumented students

FOR NEW AMERICANS AND MINORITIES:

Guide to Scholarships for New Americans and Minorities

FOR SINGLE MOTHERS:

http://www.bestcolleges.com/financial-aid/scholarships-for-single-mothers/

http://oedb.org/single-mother-grant/

FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES:

https://scholarsapply.org/pwdscholarship/

FOR WOMEN:

http://oedb.org/scholarships/women/