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SCHOLARSHIPS
Last updated: 6/15/2017 QUESTIONS? VISIT THE CAREER CENTER (CC)
Due Date Scholarship Name Grade Description How to Apply
6/20/17 Bill Brainard Memorial Scholarship 12 One $1000 award will be made to American Indian/Alaska Native student who lives in Oregon and will be attending a college degree program or certified technical or trade program. Must be registered in a federally recognized tribe. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B2HVhUa1qgg_RDgtLXAtX1hQU0E
6/23/17 Northwest Career Colleges Federation Scholarship – Careers That Work! 12 Five $1,000 scholarships to SEHS students interested in attending a participating career college. Broad program offerings range from medical, dental and office assistant to HVAC, web-design and electrician/plumbing apprentice. See Lori if interested in applying http://www.nwcareercolleges.org/scholarships/careers-that-work/ Note that application must be submitted by SEHS Career Center – See Lori Sauter.
6/30/17 Aspiring Nurse Scholarship 12 One $1,000 award to an aspiring nurse who best demonstrates a track record of academic excellence and a passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare. This is a national search, supporting LPN/LVN, AND and BSN programs. http://www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com/articles/2017-aspiring-nurse-scholarship
6/30/17 Sterling Law Offices 12
$1000 award for a student with minimum 3.0 GPA.   Open to all majors. Please note: the online application asks for school of enrollment and college student ID#. Enter “college pending” for school, and use high school ID# if you haven’t yet chosen a college. Essay and cover letter required.
http://www.sterlinglawyers.com/scholarship/
7/1/17 Solar Scholarship 12 $1000 Scholarship awarded by the Solar Action Alliance. Minimum 3.2 GPA. Submit 500-1000 word essay to answer, “What excites you most aout the future of solar?” email essay submission to info@solaractionalliance.org with “entry for Solar Action Alliance Scholarship” in the subject.   Include name and contact information.
7/3/17 Oregon Promise Grant (Final Deadline) 12+ Covers the average price of tuition at an Oregon Community College. Applicant must be an Oregon resident with a mimum 2.5 GPA. No financial need requirement. Undocument students welcome to apply. http://www.oregonstudentaid.gov/
7/31/17 RJ Hoyman Scholarship 12 Ten $2500 scholarships to incoming UO students.   Selection based on commitment to the LGBTQ community within the State of Oregon and academic merit or achievement. Online application. https://oregon.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1RDJ2Nsoj8gsVI9 or contact pride@uoregon.edu for information.
8/1/17 Chafee ETV Grant 12 Must be youth from foster care. Grant defrays cost of attending college, vocational or trade schools. Applications processed on quarterly basis; for Fall term 2017, apps due Aug 1. www.osac.state.or.us/chafeeetv.html
8/8/17 Eugene Children’s Film Festival Scholarship 9-12 One $1,000 scholarship to a film maker that tells the best story with Oregon’s Forests as part of the Eugene Children’s Film Festival. Submit a 3-5 minute film that tells a story. Held August 19th from 3-6 pm at the Wildish Community Theater. http://www.aacfoundation.org/
9/12/17 Beat the Odds Scholarship – Stand for Children Leadership Center 11 Four $10,000 awards to students with financial need, graduating from Oregon public high schools in 2018, who have “beat the odds” by succeeding in school despite hardships like poverty, disability, homelessness or personal tragedy. Requires GPA 3.0+ and participation in activities that are helpful to others; personal essay, letters of recommendation Apply on-line at http://stand.org/oregon/beat-the-odds/apply
9/13/17 Oregon Scholastic Art Awards 7-12 The Oregon Scholastic Art Awards is a statewide regional affiliation of the national Scholastic Art Awards program, which offers recognition of creative teenagers and scholarship opportunities for graduating high school seniors. http://www.artandwriting.org/affiliate/OR001A/
9/27/17 Questbridge College Match for Seniors 11 Admission and full four-year scholarships to the nation’s most selective colleges for outstanding low-income high school seniors. Covers tuition and room and board at a top-tier university. For students of families earning less than $65,000/year for a family of four. https://www.questbridge.org/high-school-students/national-college-match
9/30/17 Baby Monitor 101 Scholarship 12+ One $500 award. Requires 500+ word essay on “Child Safety and Protection.” Winning essay published on Baby Monitor 101 website. http://www.babymonitor101.com/scholarship/
9/30/17 Chick Evans Scholarship for Caddies 12 Provides full 4 yr tuition and housing scholarships. Applicants must have strong golf caddie record, excellent grades, financial need, outstanding character, integrity and leadership. http://www.wgaesf.org/site/c.dwJTKiO0JgI8G/b.7512567/k.47CB/Evans_Scholarship_Application.htm
10/27/17 Financial Genius for Life, US Bank 12+ college One $20,000, one $10,000, and three $5,000 scholarships awarded from a random drawing to students who complete eight learning modules about financial literacy (15-20 minutes each). Topics include savings and investments, mortgages, overdraft, payment types and credit cards, credit scores and reports, insurance and taxes, financing higher education and identity protection. Complete online anytime before October https://www.usbank.com/community/financial-education/scholarship.html

SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH PLATFORMS

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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:

LCC Foundation for <=2.5 GPA (Due yearly on March 2nd.  Apply online for an L#. Then apply for Lane Foundation Scholarships [with a single application].  The Lane Foundation Scholarships linked above welcome applicants with less than a 2.5 GPA.  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/