Scholarships

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SCHOLARSHIPS

Last updated 10/4/2018
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Due Date Scholarship Name Grade Description How to Apply
10/17/18 Wendy’s High School Heisman 12 A range of awards from state to national finalists up to $5,000. Must have minimum 3.0 GPA, proven leadership skills, and participation in one of 43 school-sponsored sports recognized by the National Federation of State High School Association or the National Federation of State High School Association. https://www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com/
10/22/18 WTS Transportation You High School Scholarship 12 $2,000 scholarship to high-school senior women interested in a college degree in a tranpsortation-related field. Requires a 3.0 GPA, current resident of Oregon or SW Washington, and studying math, science and technology. http://www.wtsinternational.org/portland//scholarships/applications/
10/25/18 Horatio Alger Distinguished Americans 12 State award of $10,000 for those with demonstrated financial need. Looking for students who demonstrate integrity and perserverance in overcoming personal adversity. Critical financial need (Gross family income $55,000 or lower), GPA minimum 2.0. Counselor must complete Certification Form online https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/about-our-scholarship-programs/state-scholarships/
10/30/18 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
10/31/18 Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Scholarships 12 $1,500- $20,000 national awards to students for use at 4-yr colleges/universities. Requires 3.0 GPA. Rewards leadership, academic excellence and service to others. https://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/apply/
10/31/18 Voice of Democracy – Local Sponsor VFW Post 293 9-12 Awards to Eugene area students for essay and 3-5 minute audio recording to the prompt “Why My Vote Matters”. Local award winners advance to district, state and national competitions for up to $30,000. https://www.vfw.org/community/youth-and-education/youth-scholarships
10/31/18 National Security Agency: Stokes Educational Scholarship Program 12 Tuition, year-round salary and books awarded to students planning to major in computer science or computer/electrical engineering. Preference given to minority students. Minimum GPA 3.0, SAT 1200 or ACT 25. If selected, student agrees to summer job at NSA headquarters in Fort Meade, MD, and NSA employment after graduation. Requires resume, essay, letter of recommendation and more. https://www.intelligencecareers.gov/icstudents.html
11/1/18 Stamps Leadership Scholar University of Oregon 12 Five renewable awards for full tuition, room, board and more to outstanding Oregon students applying to the UO; awarded on leadership, perseverance, scholarship, service, innovation- $125,000 over 4 years. Automatic admission to Clark Honors College. 3.85 GPA, 1300 SAT, 28 ACT. Applications for UO admission due 11/1/18. Applications for scholarship due 11/15/18. http://financialaid.uoregon.edu/stamps_scholarship
11/6/18 Prudential Spirit of Community 9-12 $1,000 for state awardees-$5,000 for national awardees. Recognizes exemplary community service by students. https://spirit.prudential.com
11/15/18 Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarships 12 $1,000-$12,000 awards to 500 students nationwide for scholarship, leadership, 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
Ongoing Gene Haas Foundation Machining Industry Scholarship 12 $2,700. Open to all high school seniors interested in the 2-year manufacturing program at LCC. No requirement for financial need. Currently, there is a great need for younger workers in the machining industry. Come to the Career Center for an application.
Ongoing P.E.O. STAR 12 $2,500 scholarship for qualified female students who have a GPA of 3.0 or above. Requires a 700-word essay on future career goals, two activity charts, transcript and two letters of reference. Applications are due 30 days from date appllicaton link is sent to applicant. http://www.peointernational.org/star-eligibility-requirements
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 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 2018 according to reviews.com:

Scholar Snapp is a search platform that has partnered with the Common App to allow a student’s Common App information to transfer to their Scholar Snapp profile. The goal of these two organizations is to make the scholarship process even easier.

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 in early March.  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/