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SCHOLARSHIPS
Last updated: 1/11/2018               QUESTIONS? VISIT THE CAREER CENTER (CC)
Due Date Scholarship Name Grade Description How to Apply
1/12/18 PRIDE Foundation 12 Up to 50 scholarships via 1 application for Pacific NW residents, Amounts up to $12,000, average amount $4,160. Requirements include some demonstrated need, commitment to social justice and LGBTQ concerns, community leadership, and the ability to be academically and personally successful. Requires letter of recommendation. https://www.pridefoundation.org/what-we-do/scholarships/
1/15/18 Filene Music Scholarship at Skidmore College 12 $60,000 four-yr scholarship ($15k per yr) for musically gifted students with high academic aspiration. Not required to major in music, but must remain active in musical life and pursue liberal arts education at Skidmore. http://www.skidmore.edu/filenescholarship
1/15/18 U of O Pathway Oregon Scholarship Program 12 Full tuition, fees and specialized advising for lower-income Oregonians attending the U of O using a combination of federal, state, and university funds. Eligible students will have earned a GPA of 3.40+ and be Pell Grant eligible (as determined by FAFSA). Students are automatically considered for this program when applying to the U of O by 1/15 and completing FAFSA by 2/15 (select U of O as one of your college choices). http://pathwayoregon.uoregon.edu/
1/15/18 University of Oregon, Apex and Summit Scholarships 12 Renewable, automatic grants to Oregon students attending the U of O. Awarded from the standard U of O application, these scholarships require no additional form. APEX Scholarship – $3,000 yr ($12,000 total) minimum GPA 3.6, SAT 1220, SAT 25 SUMMIT Scholarship – $6,000 yr ($24,000 total) with GPA 3.8, SAT 1260 or ACT 26. Apply to UofO by 1/15. Other scholarships are available, visit website for more information. http://financialaid.uoregon.edu/scholarships_freshmen
1/15/18 U of O Diversity Excellence Scholarship 12+ college $6,500/yr. Renewable for 4 yrs. Based on financial need, academics, extracurricular activities, and UO diversity plan. May be combined with other U of O scholarships. http://financialaid.uoregon.edu/diversity_excellence_scholarship
1/24/18 University of Oregon, Presidential Scholarship 12 50 renewable awards for $9,000 year to Oregon students applying to the UO; awarded on academics, leadership, and service – GPA 3.85, 1300 SAT, 28 ACT; students must apply for admission to UO by 1/15/18. http://financialaid.uoregon.edu/uo_presidential_scholarship
1/24/18 Society of Women Engineers, Willamette Valley Section – in cooperation with Georgia Pacific and Hewlitt Packard 12 Three awards of $1,250 to females interested in pursuing a BS degree in engineering, from Willamette Valley and Central Oregon Coast areas. Selection based on academic achievement, community involvement and/or work experience. Requires GPA 3.75, essay, letters of recommendation, transcripts. Submit by mail postmarked by deadline date. https://sites.google.com/site/wvsorswe/scholarships
1/30/18 National Honor Society 12 Multiple scholarships from $2,850 to $22,650 awarded to NHS members in good standing who support the four pillars of NHS: scholarship, service, leadership, and character. Financial need is also a consideration but not exclusionary. Three letters of recommendation required by 2/5/18. Be sure to confirm that your recommendations letters have been submitted by the due date. https://aim.applyists.net/NHS. If prompted for a program key, use “NHS.” See Career Center for more information.
1/31/18 Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber 12 $2,000-$5,500; Hispanic ancestry, 3.0+ GPA, resident of OR or Clark County, WA. Letter of reference, demonstrate community service, extra-curricular activities.   Essay & letters of recommendation req’d. http://hmccoregon.com/scholarship/
1/31/18 Union Plus Scholarships Scholarships from $500-$4,000 for post secondary education. Open to current, retired and dependent children of members of unions participating in any Union Plus program. Applicants are evaluated according to academic ability, social awareness, financial need and appreciation of labor. A GPA of 3.0 or higher is recommended. Required essays account for up to half of total score. https://www.unionplus.org/benefits/money/union-plus-scholarships
1/31/18 National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Oregon Chapter 12 $1000 – $3000 awards to Oregon students with MS (or parent living with MS) planning to enroll in a 2 or 4-year college, university or vocational-technical school. Awards are based on academics, participation in school/community activities, work, personal statement, financial need, and essay. https://www.nationalmssociety.org/Living-Well-With-MS/Work-and-Home/Insurance-and-Financial-Information/Financial-Resources/Scholarship-Program
1/31/18 Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps 12 Full tuition and other benefits up to $180,000, full employment upon graduation, Math ACT 21+ or SAT 540+, English ACT 22+ or SAT 550+. You can also apply for the Navy Nurse Corps and Marine Corps ROTC scholarships with the same application. www.nrotc.navy.mil
2/1/18 OSU Bridge to Success 12 Full tuition, fees and specialized advising for lower-income Oregonians attending OSU using a combination of federal, state, and university funds. Eligible students will be Pell Grant eligible (as determined by FAFSA). Students are automatically considered for this program when applying to OSU by 2/1 and completing FAFSA (select OSU as one of your college choices). http://admissions.oregonstate.edu/bridge-success
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
2/2/18 Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Challenge 11, 12 Renewable scholarships from $2,000-$4,000 for study at SCAD for three top 3 winners in each design category. Application to SCAD is required by deadline for scholarship consideration. See scholarship website for information. https://www.scad.edu/admission/financial-aid-and-scholarships/scholarships/scad-challenge
2/7/18 Truman D. Picard Scholarship – Intertribal Timber Council 12 $2,000 award available to native American/Alaskan native graduating seniors, nationally, pursuing a degree in natural resources. Requires personal essay, financial information, resume, 3 letters of recommendation, transcripts and evidence of enrollment in a federally recognized tribe or Alaska Native Corporation. Fax or email and original documents postmarked by deadline required. http://www.itcnet.org/about_us/scholarships.html
2/10/18 National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution 12+ Awards ranging from $2,000-$5,000 to U.S. citizens.   Requires email submission of application form for each scholarship application, statement of career objectives, transcript, at least two letters of recommendation, proof of U.S. citizenship, list of honors & achievements. Some scholarships require a financial aid form. DAR Scholarships
2/11/18 Design a Better Future Scholarship by HonorsGraduation.com 12 5- $10,000 tuition awards to students for creative work (writing, music, photo, video, art) on how to better one’s community. 3 rounds/selection phases. This is a national search. http://honorsgradu.com/scholarship/
2/16/18 Eugene Education Association Scholarship for Future Teachers 12 One $500 award to a SEHS senior interested in a teaching career. Applicants should have evidence of academic achievement. Requires reference letters from two teachers, a brief essay, transcripts, and involvement in community and school activiites. As a courtesy, please give teachers at least two weeks for letters of reference. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B2HVhUa1qgg_RDgtLXAtX1hQU0E
2/23/18 Albert Lee Wright, Jr. Memorial Migrant Scholarship 12 At least one $3,000 scholarship awarded to one or more graduating migrant seniors. Must show academic achievement or improvement. Based on financial need. Early submission of application is encouraged. Requires proof of migrant education eligibility, two letters of recommendation, an essay, transcript, and documentation of financial need. https://www.nasdme.org/al-wright-scholarship

Scholarship Letters of Recommendation: Please give at least two weeks’ notice when requesting any letters of recommendation, and if you specifically want a counselor recommendation, submit the yellow Scholarship Recommendation Request form, which is available in the counseling center and in the career center.

SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH PLATFORMS

Reviews.com has created a guide to review the best scholarship search platforms and instruct students on how to use them effectively to find as many opportunities as possible.  Take a look here to learn more.

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/