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Last updated 5/22/2024
Questions? Email Lori Sauter (sauter_l@4j.lane.edu)

 Due Date                         Scholarship Name                                                                                            Grade Description
 
5/31/24  The Full Circle Scholarship  12 Varying awards for Native American high school seniors registered as an enrolled member of a federal or state recognized tribe, or a descendant of at least one grandparent or parent who is an enrolled tribal member. Minimum GPA 2.0; some scholarships requires higher GPA. Requires photo, proof of tribal affiliation, and transcript.
5/31/24  Oregon Student Child Care Grant      Assists parents, who are Oregon residents enrolled in an Oregon postsecondary education, obtain safe, dependable care that supports their children's development while allowing completion of the parent's academic programs. Eligibility includes: Oregon resident with a child or legal dependent, use a qualified childcare provider, do not yet have a baccalaureate or higher degree. Must fill out FAFSA and application form. Visit link for additional eligibility requirements and application process.
6/1/24  American College Foundation Visionary Scholarship  9-12 Multiple awards of $1,000 to $2,500 to students in grades 9-12. These awards are not based on financial need, and students of all financial backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Requires unofficial transcript and a 500-word essay on the topic: Why College Is Important to Me. Financial need is not considered; all income levels may apply.  This is a national search.
6/1/24  Associated General Contractors Workforce Development Scholarship  12+ Multiple renewable scholarships of up to $1,000 to students interested in a construction career and planning to attend a technical school or approved craft training program in any discipline of construction. Applicable to full- or part-time enrollment. Requires online application, online recommendation by a teacher or employer, and transcript. Must be U.S. citizen or documented permanent resident.
6/1/24  Oregon Promise Grant  12+ Near FREE tuition to Oregon students attending an Oregon Community College. Oregon Promise grants support students with a minimum 2.0 GPA. Must be an Oregon resident. Undocumented students are welcome to apply. Requires FAFSA or ORSAA. Financial need is a factor some years depending on State funding.
6/15/24  Oregon Sports Hall of Fame and Museum MacTarnahan Scholarship  12 Up to six $3,000 awards to Oregon high school senior athletes. Recipients are chosen on the basis of financial need, athletic accomplishment, academic achievement, and community involvement. Minimum academic requirements: 3.3 GPA, SAT/ACT, Student Aid Report (SAR) from FAFSA, transcript, one letter of recommendation, recent photo, personal letter, and bio. Must be used for higher education within Oregon. 
6/17/24 Horatio Alger Career & Technical Scholarship  12 500 awards of up to $2,500 ($625 disbursements) to students with plans to enroll at a community college to pursue and complete a 2-year career or technical program. Requires enrollment in an eligible Career & Technical degree/certificate at a not-for-profit institution such as a community college or technical school. Must demonstrate perseverance in overcoming adversity, critical financial need (Pell grant-eligible or family income below $55,000), and be a U.S. citizen. Minimum 2.0 GPA. 
6/28/24  Navigate Your Future  12 One $2,500 award for a senior planning a career in general aviation. Award will be used toward full-time undergraduate study in an aviation-related program at an accredited college or university. Must demonstrate interest in pursuing a career in general aviation. 
6/30/24  Driven by Heart Scholarship  12 Awards totalling $1,000 to students with past or active involvement in a local project based in compassionate contribution. Positive leadership and community enrollment will be considered.  Must plan on attending or currently attending Linn Benton Community College, Chemeketa Community College or Lane Community College. Requires 500-1,000 word essay and a reference. 
6/30/24  National Federation of the Blind of Oregon College Scholarship Program  12+ college Up to four awards of at least $3,000 to legally blind students who are in residence in Oregon pursuing a degree in at a university, college, trade or technical school on a full-time basis. 
6/30/24 Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association Scholarship Program 12 Multiple scholarships for students planning to pursue a career in the water environment field. Awards available for 2- and 4-year programs. Award amounts and application requirements vary. See website for information for each scholarship. 

 

SCHOLARSHIP LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION: If you need a recommendation from a counselor for your application, please fill out the “Scholarships- Recommendation Form” from Leann in the Counseling Center. And please give at least two weeks’ notice (preferably four weeks!) for requesting any letters of recommendation.

SEHS MASTER SCHOLARSHIP LISTEntire list of scholarships publicized by South Eugene High School in 2019. Use this as a list of tentative scholarship opportunities offered throughout the school year, not a list of guaranteed scholarships. Due dates, scholarship descriptions, and active/inactive status of scholarships on the linked master are subject to change without notice. The table above is taken from a more recent master list and includes currently active scholarships with upcoming due dates.

PAYING FOR COLLEGE: This 39-minute video, created during the 2020-21 school year, covers the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the Oregon Student Aid Application (ORSAA), and how to search for additional free money to pay for college. Created by the Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC).

OTHER FINANCIAL AID OPPORTUNITIES:

RECOMMENDED NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH PLATFORMS:

Regardless of the search platform you choose, the author of “A Comprehensive Review of the Leading Scholarship Search Services,” shares a conclusion about the search platforms they reviewed that can be generalized to many of the scholarship searches available to students. They say that, “not any one of them is able to give a complete and concise scholarship list and results lists differ widely. There are anomalies, mismatched data, and their systems are human-driven, which means there could be outdated and inaccurate information. The scholarship data itself is categorized completely differently from one to the other, and in almost all of them, it’s clear that advertisers figure prominently. Users may maximize the scholarship data and subscribe to more than one. A new email account specifically for use during college and scholarship searches would effectively keep spam and junk out of a personal email account.”

FULL TUITION SCHOLARSHIPS AT OREGON PUBLIC COLLEGESThese scholarships cover tuition and fees for all four years for Pell-eligible Oregon students.

OREGON AND NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP LIST:

  • Assembled by Oregon Goes to College, a statewide initiative promoting college participation. You can filter results to find ones that fit your needs.

WESTERN UNDERGRADUATE EXCHANGE (WUE):

  • Program that allows Oregon high-school students to request reduced tuition at participating two- and four-year public college programs outside of Oregon in the western half of the United States.

SCHOLARSHIPS AND COLLEGE-PREP PROGRAMS FOR HIGH-ACHIEVING, HIGH-NEED STUDENTS

  • For high-achieving, high-need juniors and seniors.

NEED-BASED AND MERIT AID AMOUNTS BY COLLEGE

  • See which schools offer the most aid.

AUTOMATIC FULL TUITION/RIDE SCHOLARSHIPS WITHOUT REGARD TO NEED:

  • See which schools cover at least the cost of tuition without requiring an extra application.

COMPETITIVE FULL TUITION/RIDE SCHOLARSHIPS WITHOUT REGARD TO NEED:

  • See which schools cover at least the cost of tuition (for top prospective students who fill out additional application materials).

FOR ALL MINORITY STUDENTS:

FOR NATIVE AMERICAN STUDENTS:

FOR BLACK STUDENTS:

FOR LGBTQ AND STRAIGHT ALLY STUDENTS:

FOR HISPANIC AND LATINX STUDENTS:

FOR NEW AMERICANS, IMMIGRANTS, and MINORITIES:

FOR ASIANS and PACIFIC ISLANDERS:

FOR SINGLE MOTHERS:

FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES:

FOR STUDENTS IN FOSTER CARE:

  • Chafee Grant  (For current and former foster youth) 
  • Foster Care to Success  (Multiple scholarships supporting current and former foster youth interested in certificate and professional programs as well as traditional 2 and 4 year college degrees)

FOR WOMEN:

FOR MILITARY DEPENDENTS: