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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.

SCHOLARSHIPS
Last updated: 5/10/2018            QUESTIONS? VISIT THE CAREER CENTER (CC)
Due Date Scholarship Name Grade Description How to Apply
5/11/18 Alison Wheeler Memorial Scholarship 12 $550 award to a SEHS student interested in studying science or technology at a 4 yr college or university. Requires 3.0+ GPA, resume, 80 hours of community service and a 300-word essay. Click here or go to the Career Center for an application.
5/14/18 Cancer Unwrapped Teen Writing Contest 9-12 $500 cash prizes to winners of essay contest sponsored by Cancer Pathways. Requires submission of personal essay of 500-2000 words about an experience of a personal diagnosis of cancer or about an experience with the diagnosis of a loved one, schoolmate or friend. Open to students in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Wyoming. http://cancerpathways.org/cancer-unwrapped/
5/15/18 Mattie Reynolds Scholarship, Eugene/Springfield NAACP 12 One $1,000 award (university/college) and one $500 award (trade/technical school) to Lane County students active in social justice. Participation with the NAACP organization is evaluated highly in the selection process, though other organizations will be considered. Requirements include: 2.75+ GPA, essay and letters of recommendation. For more information, go to http://naacplanecounty.org/programs/mattiescholarship/. Applications available in the Career Center.
5/15/18 Oregon Scottish Rite Scholarships 12+ Two $5,000 awards and 10-15 $1000 awards to Oregon students with financial need for undergraduate study at an accredited college, university or trade school. Consideration given for exceptional leadership. Masonic relationship is not required. Requires transcripts, essay, interview, and one letter of recommendation. Click here or go to the Career Center for an application.
5/18/18 Dr. Niles Outstanding Student Award 12 $1,000 award to a patient, or past patient, of Dr. Niles. Along with transcripts, the application requires a one-page essay describing achievements in academics, leadership and citizenship. Click here or go to the Career Center for an application.
5/22/18 Unified Caring Association Scholarship 9-12 Ten $333 awards and ten $100 awards for a 500 to 550-word essay on how caring and kindness can be implemented more in your personal life and in your school. Open to all high school students. https://www.unifiedcaring.org/all-high-school-students/
5/25/18 Cameron Impact Scholarship 11 Ten $20,000 to $50,000 scholarships awarded annually for 4 years. Covers the full “educational expenses” at recipient’s chosen college. Minimum GPA 3.7. Merit-based. Early application deadline in May for Juniors; final deadline in September for Seniors. See website. https://www.bryancameroneducationfoundation.org/
5/25/18 Oregon School Employees Association Scholarship 12 Two $500 awards to children, granchildren and other qualifying relatives of Oregon School Employees Association (OSEA) members. Qualifying member must be active and in good standing with OSEA Chapter 1. Requires transcripts, resume and essay. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B2HVhUa1qgg_RDgtLXAtX1hQU0E
5/26/18 The Promise of Oregon 12 Six $1,000 awards to Oregon students for creating a video expressing #GRADitudeOR toward someone who has helped you stay ontrack for high school graduation.Videos are two minutes in length, or less. Sponsored by the Oregon School Board Assocation, this contest awards scholarships weekly through May 26. http://promiseoregon.org/graditude/
5/31/18 Lane County Farm Bureau Scholarship 12+ $12,000 in awards to Lane County students pursuing forestry or agriculture related programs, or children/grandchildren of a current LCFB member. Students demonstrating involvement in these fields recieve priority consideration. Examples include coursework, 4-H or FFA activities, participation in county fairs, involvement with farms/ranches and/or volunteer or work related to forestry or agriculture. Criteria includes field of study, academic standing, and initiative. Finalists may be interviewed. Resume and personal statement required. https://oregonfb.org/scholarships/
6/1/18 Phi Gamma Delta: Doc Gilfillan Memorial Scholarship 12 One $1,000 and one $500 award to males enrolling at OSU who have demonstrated commitment to scholastics, community involvement and leadership. Membership in Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity is not required. Applicants will be interviewed. One letter of recommendation and official transcripts are required, in addition to the application. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B2HVhUa1qgg_RDgtLXAtX1hQU0E
6/1/18 Aspiring Animation Professional 12 One $1,000 award to a student pursuing an animation-related field, including digital art, game design, virtual modeling, web design and many more. Selection is based on academic performance and application essay. This is a national search. http://www.animationcareerreview.com/animationcareerreviewcom-aspiring-animation-professional-scholarship-program
6/1/18 Aspiring Fashion Professional 12 One $1,000 award to a student pursuing a fashion-related field, including design, merchandising, marketing, management and retailing. Selection is based on academic performance and application essay. This is a national search. https://www.fashion-schools.org/aspiring-fashion-professional-scholarship-program
6/1/18 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. Based on financial need. Undocument students welcome to apply. http://www.oregonstudentaid.gov/
6/1/18 Oregon Promise Grants 12+ Near FREE tuition to Oregon students attending an Oregon Community College. Oregon Promise grants support students with a minimum GPA of 2.5 and maximum Estimated Family Contribution (from FAFSA filing) of $20,000. Undocumented students are welcome to apply. https://oregonstudentaid.gov/oregon-promise.aspx
6/1/18 AGC Workforce Development 12+ Multiple renewable scholarships up to $1,000 open to anyone who is planning to attend a technical school or approved craft training program in any discipline of construction. https://www.agc.org/learn/education-and-research-foundation/scholarship-program
6/15/18 Horatio Alger Career & Technical Scholarship 12 Up to $2500 awards to students with plans to enroll at a community college to pursue and complete a career or technical program. Must demonstrate critical financial need (Pell grant eligible) and be involved in community service. Minimum 2.0 GPA. https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/about-our-scholarship-programs/technical/
6/22/18 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.
6/30/18 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. Click here or go to the Career Center for an application.
6/30/18 National Federation of the Blind of Oregon College Scholarship Program 12+ college Up to five awards of $2,000-$5,000 to legally blind students pursuing or planning to pursue a full-time postsecondary course of study in a degree program at an Oregon State institution in the current scholarship year. http://nfb-oregon.org/home/scholarships/scholarships/nfboregon_scholarship_info.php
6/30/18 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/
6/30/18 Gabriel and Christine Chiu Review It Scholarship 12 $1,000 awarded to the best movie review. Must be planning to attend college or university in the U.S. no later than September 2018 and GPA of 2.5 or greater. http://www.chiureviews.com/
Ongoing RaiseMe Micro-scholarships 9+ Awards “micro-scholarships” to students starting in grade 9 for grades, extracurricular activities and volunteering in the community. Awards apply to 225 participating colleges & universities. See website for information and registration. https://www.raise.me/

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/