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National scholarship search platforms and other financial-aid opportunities.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Last updated 2/16/2021
QUESTIONS? Email Lori Sauter (sauter_l@4j.lane.edu)

Due Date Scholarship Name Grade Description How to Apply
2/19/21   O[Yes] Media Contest   9-12 Oregon Young Employee Safety is offering cash prizes of $300 to $500 to Oregon students for video and graphic design entries that will inspire young workers to think about personal health and safety at work. Submission must include the tagline: “Work. It can be more dangerous than you think,” and incorporate one of the two theme options: being hit by or pushed against an object; or slips, trips, and falls on walking surfaces. First-place winners’ schools will receive a matching donation. https://youngemployeesafety.org/contest/
2/25/21  The Dream US Scholarship  12+ Up to $33,000 for DACA and TPS students, and those who meet theDream.us criteria. This is a renewable National scholarship for high school/community college grads. Students must qualify for in-state tuition at one of their Partner Colleges to receive this scholarship. In Oregon, Western Oregon University qualifies. The application requires two essays and a personal reference. http://www.thedream.us/scholarships/
2/26/21  Doodle 4 Google  9 – 12 $5,000 to $30,000 awards for “doodles” on the subject “I am strong because…”. http://www.google.com/doodle4google/
2/28/21  Mente Summit Scholarship  12+ Multiple one-time $1,000 scholarships for Latinx male students who reside in Oregon. Applicants must plan to enroll or be enrolled at a two or four-year public or private, accredited post-secondary institution in the United States in the fall of 2021 and demonstrate financial need. Application requires copy of transcript, letter of recommendation, personal essay. https://www.mentesummit.com/scholarship
3/1/21  Portland Trail Blazers Legends Scholarship  12 Renewable awards to Oregon students with financial need who demonstrate strong community service commitments. Ideal candidates persevere in the face of challenges and donate time to improve the lives of those around them. GPA 2.0+ required. Apply through Oregon Student Acess Coalition (OSAC) portal – search for “Trail Blazers Legends.” FAFSA is required. https://app.oregonstudentaid.gov/Catalog/Default.aspx
3/1/21  Theodore and Dorothy Schultz Memorial Scholarship  12 Award to a Eugene area student (Eugene 4J and Bethel Districts) with a GPA between 2.5 and 3.5 (preferred). This is a one-time award. FAFSA is required, though, financial need may or may not be considered. Apply through Oregon student Access Coalition (OSAC) portal. The early-bird deadline is 2/15/21. https://oregonstudentaid.gov/scholarships.aspx
3/1/21  Wayne Morse Legacy Scholarship  12 Application made through OSAC. Requirements: 2.80 GPA, attend OR public or non-profit college, 500-word essay (examining ways in which principles espoused by Senator Morse are reflected in applicant’s past actions or future plans). Considerations:  applicant’s academics, community service, individual achievements, financial need. Apply through OSAC at www.OregonStudentAid.gov; http://www.waynemorse.org/?page_id=31
3/1/21  Oregon Community Leadership Scholarship – Harrington Family Foundation  12 Four renewable awards of $4,000 ($16,000 total) to emerging student leaders with financial need, from Oregon high schools, planning to attend an Oregon university, college or trade school. The scholarship focus is involvement in community, rather than academic or athletic performance. Online application requires one-page personal essay and two letters of recommendation. https://harringtonfamilyfoundation.slideroom.com
3/1/21  Oregon Farm Bureau Memorial Scholarship  12+ $1,000 awards to Lane County students pursuing forestry or agriculture related programs, OR are children/grandchildren of voting Oregon Farm Bureau Foundation members. Students demonstrating involvement in these fields receive 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. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Not based on financial need. For use only at public and nonprofit colleges. Winners can reapply annually for a maximum of 5 years. Requires essay, transcript, and OFBF membership information (if applicable). Apply through OSAC. https://oregonfb.org/scholarships/
3/1/21   4-H Scholarships   11+ Multiple scholarships available for college-bound high school seniors currently enrolled in the Oregon 4-H program and have been members for a minimum of three years, including the current year. 4-H Members interested in applying for Oregon 4-H Scholarships should contact their county 4-H Agent during their junior year of high school for information.  Check with your local county Extension office to find out what their scholarship deadline date is. Counties will forward approved applications and the County Nomination Form to the State 4-H office before the March 1st deadline. https://extension.oregonstate.edu/4h/college-scholarships
3/1/21  Oregon Chafee Education and Training Grant  12 Awards of up to $5,000 to current or former foster care youth. Funds support attendance at colleges/universities and vocational/trade schools. FAFSA required. https://oregonstudentaid.gov/chafee-etg.aspx
3/1/21  Oregon Farm Bureau Scholarships  12 10-12 awards of $1,000-$1,500 to Oregon students pursuing agriculture and forestry majors. Scholarships are also open to children and grandchildren of Oregon Farm Bureau pursuing degrees other degrees. Apply through OSAC. https://oregonfb.org/scholarships/
3/1/21   Pacific Northwest Association for College Admission Counseling (PNACAC) Student Scholarship   12+ Ten $1,000 scholarships to students planning to attend a regionally accredited college or university. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Requires a 1-minute video essay responding to one of the following prompts: “What would you like to be doing in 10 years, and how does college help you get there?” -OR- “How has your college/career counselor, school counselor or advisor helped you (and/or others) in finding the right college fit and what would you like to say to them?” Videos will be judged on message, originality, and focus. https://pnacac.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_mcform&view=ngforms&id=2072388#/
3/1/21  OSAC – Oregon Student Access Commission (Regular Deadline)  12 One of the best ways for Oregon students to apply for over 600 scholarships (in- and out-of-state) ranging from $1,000-$10,000 with one easy online application. Requires personal statements. No minimum GPA or financial-need requirement for some scholarships. Due to COVID–19 and the Oregon Wildfires, OSAC is allowing high school applicants to submit a transcript showing coursework and grades through sixth semester (junior year in high school) OR coursework and grades through the first semester, second quarter, or first trimester (depending on your school’s calendar) of your senior year (except for Oregon Promise and other Oregon grant programs). This change is for the 2021-22 academic year and for scholarships only. Completed FAFSA or ORSAA application recommended. Undocumented students welcome to apply. http://www.oregonstudentaid.gov/scholarships.aspx
3/1/21    American Council of Engineering Companies of Oregon Scholarship   12 Awards $2,500 to an Oregon student planning to study engineering at an accredited school in Oregon, majoring in Civil, electrical, environmental, or mechanical engineering. This currently includes OIT, OSU, PSU, George Fox, University of Portland. Renewable for 4 years. Merit-based; financial need is not considered. Requires 3.3 GPA and essay questions. SAT/ACT scores not required for 2021. Apply through the OSAC program. (Scholarship #371 – https://app.oregonstudentaid.gov/Catalog/Default.aspx). https://www.acecoregon.org/scholarship
3/1/21 Princeton Prize in Race Relations 9-12 Mulitple awards of $1,000 given to high school students who, through their volunteer activities, have undertaken significant efforts to advance racial equity and understanding in their schools or communities. Winners also are invited to participate in the Princeton Prize Symposium on Race held virtually this year in June 2021. https://pprize.princeton.edu
3/1/21  COSA – Confederation of Oregon School Administrators Youth Development Scholarships  12 Five $1,000 scholarships to Oregon high school seniors planning to attend a 2- or 4-year college or university, trade or professional/technical school. One scholarship will awarded to a Latino/a student and another will be awarded to a female pursuing a career in education. The other ten scholarships are awarded on general characteristics. Requires activity in school & community activities, 3.5+ GPA, & personal statement. Applications must be signed and endorsed by an active COSA member/school administrator. Before applying, please contact Lori Sauter (sauter_l@4j.lane.edu) to inquire about the COSA member endorsement requirement. https://www.cosa.k12.or.us/resources#scholarships
3/1/21  Ford Family Foundation  12+ Up to 130 renewable awards to students with financial need from Oregon who will attend an Oregon school. Amounts are up to 90% of the recipient’s unmet financial need with a limit of $40,000 per year. Amount is calculated annually, depending on the college Cost of Attendance. The Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from the FAFSA may not exceed $6,000. Recipient also gets academic guidance, leadership development, personal and professional support, and access to the Ford Family alumni network. Must demonstrate leadership potential, good character, and work ethic. Volunteer, community service, and work experience preferred. Requires transcript and three personal statements. Minimum 3.0 GPA or submit a special counselor recommendation. Please allow two weeks for counselor recommendation. Requires FAFSA or ORSAA. Open to undocumented residents. https://www.tfff.org/scholarship-programs-information
3/1/21  Oregon Cheerleading Coaches Assocation (OCCA) Academic Scholarship  12 Multiple awards of at least $1,000 for Oregon High School and/or All-Star Gym Cheerleaders whose coaches are members of OCCA. Minimum 3.5 GPA. Requires essay and letters of recommendation. Applicants are evaluated on their academic performance, dedication to their team and school, future goals and community involvement. https://www.occa.net/scholarships/
3/1/21  OSEA Guy Davis and Past Presidents Scholarships  12 $1250 and $1500 awards to students with a close relative (including a stepparent or legal guardian) who is a member of OSEA (Oregon School Employees Association). Both scholarships are judged from one application. Requires 3.0+GPA, transcript, 300-word essay (see website for prompt), resume, and a letter of recommendation. https://www.osea.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/2021-Guy-Davis-Application.pdf
3/1/21   Seneca Scholarship   12 One $10,000 scholarship to an Oregon senior. Not based on GPA, test scores, financial need, or intended college major. Requires a 5- to 7-page essay about forest management and three interviews with people who work in the natural resource industry. See www.senecascholarship.org for more information about the scholarship. Apply through OSAC. http://www.senecascholarship.org
3/1/21  Verl and Dorothy Miller Native American Trade/Vocation Scholarship  12+ college Awards of $1,500-$3,000 to Native American students pursing a trade or vocation at an Oregon school. Renewable for up to four years, the scholarship is awarded on: participation in school or community activities; personal accomplishments or achievements; preference given to students who have a demonstrated commitment to and involvement in the Native American community; open to students with a Certification of tribal enrollment or descendants of enrolled members. The application includes transcripts and five personal statements of 150 words, or less. Complete application posted on the Oregon Community Foundation website. https://www.oregoncf.org/grants-scholarships/scholarships
3/2/21 Singer Foundation 12 15 renewable awards of $2,500-$6,000 to Eugene area students (undocumented students invited to apply) with financial need who plan to attend a four-year school. Awards support qualified students who, for financial reasons, might otherwise be unable to afford a four-year university and those who need additional assistance. The selection criteria may include, but are not limited to: academic achievements (GPA 3.0+), involvement in extra-curricular activities, and expectations for success in a university setting. Applicants submit a Google form, unofficial transcript, SAT/ACT scores, activity list, and FAFSA document. Four SEHS students advance to the final selection and will be asked to complete additional information. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSftQ-dIJuAkgo03oqh2TBoX6oidwxnHKuQ1XiKYt_qrfv5RHA/viewform?usp=sf_linkhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSftQ-dIJuAkgo03oqh2TBoX6oidwxnHKuQ1XiKYt_qrfv5RHA/viewform?usp=sf_link
3/2/21  Gilma Greenhoot – LCC Foundation  12 Renewable awards of $3,500 to students attending Lane Community College with financial need and a GPA between 2.0 and 3.0. Candidates will display characteristics of reliability, desire, citizenship, character and positive attitude. Award is renewable and can be transferred to a four-year institution after two years at Lane. Recommendations and FAFSA required. https://www.lanecc.edu/foundation/scholarships
3/2/21  Wayne H. Shields Scholarship 12 Two awards of $1,250 to Eugene area students attending Lane Community College in the fall. One scholarship supports vocational education. The other supports diversity and increased intercultural competencies/awareness & understanding of African-American/Asian-American/Pacific Islander/ Latino/a/ Native American/Alaska Native cultures/enriching LCC’s educational experience Requires transcripts, personal essay, and LCC ID #. See application and information on the LCC Foundation website. https://www.lanecc.edu/foundation/scholarships
3/2/21  Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation Scholarship  12 Awards to children/stepchildren of a Marine or a Navy Corpsman/Chaplain attached to a Marine unit. All applicants who meet ALL eligibility requirements AND submit a completed application with all required and requested documents by the deadline will receive an award. Minimum 2.0 GPA and with a family adjusted gross income less than $106,000. Must plan to attend a college or career training school. Award renewable for four years. Transcript and photograph of self required. https://www.mcsf.org/scholarship/
3/2/21   LCC Foundation   12 Hundreds of scholarships available for students with various career interests and GPAs planning to attend LCC. Use one online application to apply for multiple scholarships ranging from $300 to $7,000. A completed FAFSA or ORSAA is required for some but not all scholarships. Requires unofficial transcript and essay questions. Undocumented students are welcome to apply. Must apply for LCC before applying for LCC Foundation scholarships. https://www.lanecc.edu/foundation/scholarships
3/5/21  Future Teacher Scholarship – Eugene Education Association (EEA)  12 Two $1,000 awards to Eugene area students interested in a teaching career. Applications are scored on career interest, academic achievement, recommendation from two teachers, involvement in community and school activiites, and a brief essay. As a courtesy, please give teachers at least two weeks for letters of recommendation. http://www.eugeneteachers.org/
3/5/21  Future BIPOC Teacher Scholarship – Eugene Education Association (EEA)   12 One $1,000 award to a Eugene area student of color interested in pursuing a teaching career. Applications are scored on career interest, academic achievement, recommendation from two teachers, involvement in school and community, and a brief essay. As a courtesy, please ask for teacher recommendations at least two weeks in advance. https://www.eugeneteachers.org/eea-scholarships
3/6/21  Chinese American Citizens Alliance National Essay Competition  9-12 Awards from $100 to $1,000 for top essays composed during virtual competition for Oregon or Clark County, WA, students. Essays will be written in English not to exceed 500 words on on a subject regarding the Chinese in the U.S. The essay topic is given at the time of the contest. Open to all students regardless of their ancestry. Contestant will have 90 minutes to compose essay. This year’s contest will be held virtually on Zoom on Saturday, March 6, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. Must preregister by 3/4/21. https://www.cacaportland.com/scholarship-essay-contest-1
3/7/21  Slocum Research & Education Foundation Scholarship  12 Multiple $1,500 scholarships to students residing in Lane County and planning to pursue health care-related careers. Financial need is considered. Successful applicants will show high academic achievement, participate in extracurricular leadership activities at school, and demonstrate a commitment to community service. Requires: 3.0+ GPA, transcript, resume, essay, letters of recommendation. As a courtesy, please give staff at least two weeks for letters of recommendation. https://www.slocumfoundation.org/college-scholarship-program-application
3/8/21  Information Security Undergraduate Scholarship  12 Up to 20 scholarships $1,000-$5,000 awarded. Must be pursuing, or plan to pursue, a degree with a focus on cybersecurity or information assurance. GPA of at least 3.3, transcripts, letter of recommendation, CV, essay required. If you’ll need a recommendation from a counselor for your application, please give at least two weeks’ notice (preferably four weeks!) for requesting any letters of recommendation. https://iamcybersafe.org/s/undergraduate-scholarships
3/12/21  Truman D. Picard Scholarship – Intertribal Timber Council  12 $2,000 awards to native American/Alaskan native students pursuing a degree in natural resources. Based on financial need. Recipients of the award are also eligible to receive additional scholarships, including tuition waivers, if attending the University of Washington, Oregon State University, Salish Kootenai College, Northern Arizona University or Yale University. Requires letter of application, resume, three letters of reference, evidence of enrollment in a federally recognized tribe or Alaska Native Corporation, transcripts, and FAFSA. http://www.itcnet.org/about_us/scholarships.html
3/12/21  Chin: Shui Kuen and Allen Chin Scholarship  12+ college Two $1,000 awards for a two-year community college or four-year college/university. Recipients will be a student or parent who has previous or curent employment at an Asian-owned or Asian cuisine restaurant and experience with community advocacy and social justice work on behalf of Asian American, immigrant, gay and lesbian, and/or other progressive causes. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Financial need considered. Open to all ethnicities. Requires short essays, transcript, resume, and two letters of recommendation. http://asianpacificfund.org/what-we-do/scholarships/apply-for-scholarship/#chin
3/12/21  Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship   11-12 3 awards ($1000, $500, $250) to Oregon student residents who
identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) and create a work of visual art that uplifts and claims the experiences and understanding of the events of the past year. The scholarship’s goal is to illuminate the perspectives of Oregon’s youth on issues of peace, health, justice, and safety in our world.
https://www.oregonpsr.org/greenfield_peace_writing_scholarship
3/14/21  Cancer Unwrapped Teen Writing Contest  9-12 $1,000 cash prizes to students who submit a winning essay about their experiences with cancer, either personal or that of a loved one, schoolmate or friend. This is a national contest. Essays will be between 500 and 1,000 words. http://cancerpathways.org/cancer-unwrapped/
3/15/21  Donald and Barbara Mozley Scholarship  12+ college Seven $5,000 scholarships awarded to students pursuing an engineering degree or related science degree at an ABET-accredited college or university. Requires minimum 3.5 GPA, FAFSA, two letters of recommendation; and participation in a STEM activity in or out of school. Based on financial need and academic achievements. Must be a U.S. resident. https://www.sae.org/participate/scholarships/donald-and-barbara-mozley-scholarship
3/15/21    Lester & Annette Goldschmidt Hillel Scholarship Fund   12+ college One award of $1,000 to a Jewish resident of Oregon attending the U of O. Successful applicants will demonstrate both financial need and merit. Students may apply each year. https://ojcf.org/grants-and-scholarships/receive-a-scholarship/
3/15/21  Rebecca and Sada Tarshis Memorial Scholarship  12+ college Awards $1,000 to $3,500 to thirteen Oregon Jewish students with finanical need and academic merit. Requires most recent federal tax return, tuition and fee schedule from the school, transcript, a reference letter from a Jewish communal professional/lay-leader, and two one-page essays. https://ojcf.org/grants-and-scholarships/receive-a-scholarship
3/15/21  SAE Engineering Scholarships  12 Scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 to students planning to pursue an engineering or related science degree through an ABET accredited program. Requirements vary. http://students.sae.org/scholarships/freshman/
3/24/21  Quest Bridge College Prep Scholarship for HS Juniors  11 Quest Bridge programs help high-achieving students access top-tier colleges. This award provides resources to high school juniors, nationally, who have shown academic excellence despite facing long-term economic challenges. Awards may include a summer program, admissions conference invitation, one-on-one counseling, expense-paid college visit and/or tele-mentoring with college students. Typical candidates are in the top 5-10% of their class, scored over 1260 SAT/27 ACT, first generation in their family to go to college and eligible for free/reduced lunch. Students admitted through the Quest Bridge College Match program (applications due Fall of senior year) receive a full scholarship to one of 35 of the nation’s most selective colleges. https://www.questbridge.org/high-school-students/college-prep-scholars
3/26/21  Oregon Federation of Women’s Clubs Fine Art Essay Contest    12 One award of $200 for essay on the topic: “Unity in Diversity,” specifically how Unity in Diversity was displayed through a personal community service opportunity you had. Open to all Oregon seniors who will be attending college in the Fall. Maximum 1,500 word-length. https://oregongfwc.org/uploads/3/4/3/6/34362880/essay_scholarship_2021.pdf
3/26/21  Oregon Federation of Women’s Clubs Fine Art Scholarships Contest   12 Three awards of $400 to $1,000 to fine art contest winners of three separate contests: vocal performance, instrumental performance, and visual art. The contests are open to Oregon seniors attending college in the Fall. Upload submission online. Virtual state contest to be held on 4/10/2021. https://oregongfwc.org/fine-arts-scholarships.html
3/30/21  Teacher Education Scholarship sponsored by Oregon PTA  12+ Multiple $500 awards to Oregon students pursuing a teaching degree at an Oregon public university or community college. Application requires school transcript, two letters of references and personal statements. If you’ll need a recommendation from a counselor for your application, please give at least two weeks’ notice (preferably four weeks!) for requesting any letters of recommendation. https://www.oregonpta.org/programs/teacher-education-scholarship
3/31/21  SELCO Community Credit Union   12 Twenty awards of  $2,500 to students in Selco’s Oregon service area, including Eugene, with a 3.5+ GPA. Applicant (or immediate family) must be a member of Selco Credit Union. New members are welcome, $5 fee to join. Application requires an essay, transcript, photo and letter of recommendation. https://www.selco.org/community-giving/scholarships
3/31/21  The Richard Metzler Opportunity Scholarship (SELCO)  12 $5,000 award to a Lane County graduating senior who, despite adversity or lack of opportunity, has demonstrated excellence in education, leadership, or civic responsibility. Applicants must be a SELCO member or the immediate family member of a SELCO member planning to attend an accredited two or four year college or university. GPA of at least 3.5 required. https://www.selco.org/community-giving/scholarships
4/1/21  Associated Oregon Loggers Forestry Scholarship  12 $1,500 awards to Oregon students pursuing a career in forestry-related fields at a four-year school accredited by the Society of American Foresters. OSU meets this standard. Applicant does not need to be affiliated with AOL to apply for this scholarship. However, children of AOL regular and cooperative members are eligible for additional renewable scholarships of $1,500 to pursue a business degree from a four-year college; and $750 to attend a community college or vocational school to pursue a career associated with the logging industry. All scholarships are renewable for 4 years and are not based on financial need. The application requires transcripts, SAT/ACT score, and essay. http://www.oregonloggers.org/scholarship.aspx
4/1/21  Blachly-Lane Electric Co-op Scholarships  12 Blachly-Lane Electric Cooperative is offering two $1,600 scholarships to a senior planning to attend university/college or trade school in Fall 2021. Applicant’s parent or legal guardian must be a Blachly-Lane member with an active account, and the applicant must live in the home of the member parent/guardian. This is anticipated to be a one-time scholarship offering for 2021 only and replaces the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Youth Tour, which was canceled for 2021 due to COVID-19. One scholarship will be awarded to a student who will attend college, and one scholarship will be awarded to a student entering vocational school, with preference given to students enrolling in Vocational Outside Line Training Academy (VOLTA). Requires essay, transcript, letter of recommendation and list of awards, honors, volunteerism, and extra-curricular activities. https://www.blachlylane.coop/community/scholarships/
4/1/21  Oregon Nurseries Foundation  12 Multiple awards from $500 – $1,500 to students preparing for a career in ornamental horticulture and related fields. Copy of transcript, test scores, two letters of reference and cover letter describing financial need and future involvement in horticulture required. https://www.oan.org/page/scholarshiplist
4/5/21    Better Business Bureau Students of Integrity Scholarship: Essay Contest    11, 12 One $2,000 award to an Oregon high school junior or senior for a 500-word essay on one of the assigned topics list on their website. Discuss viewpoints and give examples where applicable, making sure that the BBB brand is represented. Requires minimum 3.0 GPA, personal statement, and list of service activities. https://www.trust-bbb.org/scholarship
4/8/21  Lane Electric Scholarships  12 Five awards of $3,000 – $5,500 to students whose parents or guardians are Lane Electric members. Awards are available to students interested in attending Lane Community College, other two or four colleges, and those interested in line construction trade (VOLTA). Requires letter of introduction, essay, transcript, and two letters of recommendation. Applications are due 4/8/21 at 1:00 pm. https://laneelectric.com/programs-services/scholarships/
4/29/21  Oregon Pointe Pest Control Scholarship  12 One $750 scholarship to an Oregon high school senior or college freshmen for documenting a good deed, sharing the scholarship opportunity with others, and playing a video game. Application form required. https://pointepest.com/oregon-scholarship-application/
4/30/21  Tzu Chi Scholars  12+ $1,500 awards to students with financial need based on academic achievement and community involvement. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Requires transcript, proof of financial hardship, two letters of recommendation, autobiography and essay. https://www.tzuchi.us/scholarships/
5/1/21  OSU Norborne Berkeley History Scholarship  12+ $3,000 award to incoming OSU freshman or transfer student majoring in history (includes double majors). Renewable for four years. Must be an Oregon resident, demonstrate financial need, and be in the first generation of their family to attend a four-year college/university. For more information, contact Dr. Rena Lauer at Rena.Lauer@oregonstate.edu. https://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/shpr/scholarships
5/1/21  OSU Warrington Philosophy Scholarship    12 $1,000 grant designed to help incoming OSU students begin their careers as philosophers. The scholarship will be awarded one time per year to a philosophy major who graduated from an Oregon high school and is either an incoming freshman or an incoming transfer student at OSU. Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated high financial need and who are in the first generation of their family to attend a four-year college or university. For more information, please contact Dr. Rena Lauer at rena.lauer@oregonstate.edu. https://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/shpr/scholarships
5/1/21  Renaissance Scholars Program 12+ college Renewable award up to $4,000 (totaling $16,000) for high achieving, financially needy, first generation students seeking a Bachelor’s degree. Applicant should demonstrate good character either through leadership potential, a concern for others, and/or work ethic. Requires minimum 3.0 GPA, two essays, transcript, test scores (although not required if exception criteria met – see application), financial information, two letters of recommendation, and optional resume. Undocumented and DACA students welcome to apply. NOTE: there are 2 application periods, the first deadline is 2/1/21 and the second on 5/1/21. http://www.trfwebsite.org/renaissance-scholars-program/
5/1/21  Larry K. Sharpf (LKS) Educational Scholarship Foundation  12 Apply early! Local scholarship offering multiple awards of up to $20,000 a year to students planning to attend school in Oregon for whom their household income is $75,000 or less. Minimum 3.0 GPA. The renewable awards support students attending two-year, four-year, and vocational schools from Benton, Lane, Linn, and Marion counties. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. The award amounts are tied to cost of attendance. Application includes short answer questions, two letters of recommendation, transcripts, and FAFSA or other proof of family income. Applications must be postmarked by 5/1 (no exceptions). Priority is given to early applications. https://lksscholarship.org/application
6/1/21  Oregon Promise Grant  12+ Near FREE tuition to Oregon students attending an Oregon Community College. Oregon Promise grants support students with a minimum 2.5 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. https://oregonstudentaid.gov/oregon-promise.aspx

SCHOLARSHIP LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION: If you need a recommendation from a counselor, please fill out this form. And please give at least two weeks’ notice (preferably four weeks!) for requesting any letters of recommendation.

SEHS MASTER SCHOLARSHIP LIST: Entire list of scholarships publicized by South Eugene High School each year. (The table above is taken from the master list and includes those scholarships with upcoming due dates.) Due dates and scholarship descriptions on the master are subject to change without notice.

PAYING FOR COLLEGE: 38-minute video 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:

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FULL TUITION SCHOLARSHIPS AT OREGON COLLEGES:

  • A full scholarship covers tuition and fees, often for more than one year, and may cover other college costs like housing and books. Although many of these scholarships are very competitive, Portland State University, Western Oregon University, and University of Oregon have programs open to all Pell-eligible Oregonians with a minimum GPA.

OREGON AND NORTHWEST SCHOLARSHIP LIST:

  • Assembled by Oregon Goes to College, a statewide initiative promoting college participation.

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.

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 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:

  • APIA Scholars (Range of scholarships for underserved APIA students)

FOR SINGLE MOTHERS:

FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES:

FOR WOMEN:

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