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National scholarship search platforms and other financial-aid opportunities.


Last updated 10/19/2021
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Due Date Scholarship Name Grade Description How to Apply
10/30/21   NACME   12+ Multiple scholarship opportunities. National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) partners with leading corporations and universities to offer approximately $3M in scholarships annually for underrepresented minorities pursuing undergraduate degrees in engineering or computer science. Applicants must either be a high school senior applying to an engineering or computer science program at a NACME Partner Institution, or be currently matriculating in an engineering or computer science program at a NACME Partner Institution; be a US citizen or permanent resident; and have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
10/30/21 Evans Scholarship for Caddies 12+ Provides full 4-year tuition and housing scholarships to select universities for students who are golf caddies. See website for school list. Applicants must have strong golf caddie record, excellent grades, financial need, outstanding character, integrity and leadership. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Requires CSS profile; FAFSA; high school and caddie evaluations; letters of recommendation; transcript; and test scores.
10/31/21  Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Scholarships  12 $20,000 merit-based scholarships awarded nationally to 150 students for use at 4-yr schools. Requires 3.0 GPA. Rewards leadership, academic excellence and community service.
10/31/21  National Security Agency:  Stokes Educational Scholarship Program  12 Tuition, year-round salary, health insurance, and retirement benefits awarded to students planning to major in computer science or computer/electrical engineering. Preference given to minority students. Minimum GPA 3.0. If selected, student agrees to summer job at NSA headquarters in Fort Meade, MD, and NSA employment after graduation. Requires resume, essay, and two letters of recommendation. Minimum SAT score of 600 in reading/writing and 600 in math, or an ACT score of at least 25.
10/31/21  Voice of Democracy – Local Sponsor VFW Post 293  9-12 Cash awards to Eugene area students for essay and 3-5 minute audio recording to the prompt, “America: Where Do We Go From Here?” Local award winners advance to district, state, and national competitions for up to $30,000. Submit application to VFW Post 293, 1626 Willamette St., Eugene, OR 97401.
11/1/21  Stamps Leadership Scholar University of Oregon   12 Five renewable awards of $125,000 over 4 years for full tuition, room, board, and more to outstanding Oregon students applying to the UO. Selection based on leadership, perseverance, scholarship, service, and innovation. Minimum 3.85 GPA. Automatic admission to Clark Honors College. Application for UO admission due 11/1. Application for scholarship due 11/15. Requires transcript and four short-answer essay questions.
11/4/21  Prudential Emerging Visionaries   9-12 Recognizes students who have a vision to transform their community and the world for the better and are tackling financial barriers or social issues in their community and beyond. Winners may qualify for up to $15,000 in awards and an all-expenses paid trip with a parent/guardian to Prudential headquarters, as well as coaching and skills development to help take their solution to the next level. Must be a legal resident of the U.S. or Puerto Rico, including those with a student visa or work permit.
11/4/21  National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y)  9-12 Over 660 merit-based scholarships for U.S. citizen high school students between the ages of 15-18 to study a language in the summer or academic year. Recipients receive intensive language learning via classes, cultural activities, and living overseas with a host family.  Programs offered in Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Persian (Tajiki), Russian, or Turkish. NSLI-Y is a program of the U.S Dept. of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Covers travel, tuition, food, secondary medical insurance, and a modest stipend. Requires transcript, teacher recommendation, and parent statement. Minimum 2.5 GPA.
11/14/21 Hispanic Heritage Foundation Youth Awards 12 One-time grants up to a $1,000 to be used for college education or to fund a community service effort. Awarded to Latinx seniors who excel in the classroom and community and for their excellence in various categories: Business & Finance, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Education, Healthcare & Science, Media & Entertainment, Social Justice, and Technology. Gold, Silver, and Bronze recipients are selected in each category. Must be of Hispanic heritage (includes Spain, Brazil, and Philippines) and a U.S. permanent resident, U.S. citizen, or qualify under DACA. Requires 3.0 GPA and enrollment at an accredited higher education institution in 2022-23. If selected, attendance to virtual regional awards ceremony is mandatory. Requires transcript, letter of recommendation, and 5 short-answer essay questions.
11/15/21  Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarships  12 Multiple scholarships of $500, $1,000, and $1,500 to Eugene area students with financial need who will attend a 4-year school. Selection based on leadership, academic achievements, community involvement, and financial need. Local 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 transcript and FAFSA. SAT/ACT scores waived for 2021-22. Affiliation with Elks organization is not required. Must be U.S. citizen.
11/18/21  Jack Kent Cooke College Scholarship Program    12 Up to $55,000 a year to high-achieving students with financial need (a maximum annual gross income of $95,000), seeking to access the nation’s best colleges and universities. Selection also based on persistence, leadership, and community service. Minimum 3.5 GPA. Apply via the Common App. Also requires several short essays, college plans and intended major, and financial information. Citizenship not required.
11/21/21 WTS Portland Shelley Holly Transportation YOU Scholarship 12 $2,500 scholarship to high-school senior women considering a college degree in a transportation-related field. Must be a current resident of Oregon or SW Washington, and studying math, science, and technology in high school. Requires a 3.0 GPA, transcript, personal statement and letter of recommendation. Selection based on the applicant’s specific transportation career goals; leadership, especially related to transportation; academic record and potential; transportation-related activities, job skills and lived experiences; personal statement; and letters of recommendation. First-generation students, students of color, and candidates representing a diversity of educational experiences are encouraged to apply.
12/1/21 Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) Scholarship 9-12 Study abroad scholarship for motivated high school students to spend a year in Germany sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. Recipients live with a German host family and study at a German high school. Scholarship covers pre-departure training in the U.S. and orientation programs in Germany; meetings with government officials; cultural excursions to the German Bundestag and select German cities; and supplementary language lessons. No prior knowledge of German required. Requires minimum 2.5 GPA. Must be U.S. citizen.
12/1/21  National Honor Society  12 600 scholarships from $3,200 to $25,000 awarded to National Honor Society members who support the four pillars of NHS: scholarship, service, leadership, and character. Financial need is also a consideration, though not exclusionary. Applicants submit three letters of recommendation: NHS Advisor, Principal, and one faculty member.
12/12/21 Oregon Opportunity Grant 12 The Oregon Opportunity Grant (OOG) is Oregon’s largest state-funded, need-based grant program for students attending college at an Oregon school. Approximately 40,000 students receive Opportunity Grants each year. Awards range from $2,778 for students attending community college, to $3,612 for students attending four-year college. Apply by filing the FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1. There is no firm application deadline because grants are awarded until funds are exhausted on a first-come, first-served basis.
12/14/21   LEDA Scholarship Program   11 College and career mentorship program helps 100 high-achieving juniors, from low-income backgrounds, with leadership potential gain admission to highly selective colleges. The program includes: 7-week summer experience on the Princeton University campus with leadership training, writing courses, college guidance and trips, and ACT/SAT prep; senior year admission counseling and funding for application fees and testing; ongoing career support via LEDA career network, including jobs and internships. Requires minimum 3.5 GPA, rigorous academic schedule, community/school involvement, and total family income of less than $90,000/yr. Open to US citizens, permanent residents, and DACA.
12/17/21 Equitable Excellence Scholarship 12 Recognizes seniors who demonstrate the qualities of leadership, determination, and resilience. One hundred awards of $5,000 renewable for 4 years (totaling $20,000 per receipient). And one hundred one-time awards of $2,500. Winners will also receive development opportunities and engagement programs to support their first year of college. Must plan to attend a 2- or 4-year accredited U.S. school and who have outstanding achievements in school, community, or work activities. Must be U.S. citizen or legal resident of U.S., D.C., or Puerto Rico. Requires transcript and essay questions. Only the first 10,000 applicants are considered so apply early.
12/31/21   Oregon Association Chiefs of Police (OACP) Scholarship   12+ $1,000 college scholarships to students who plan to enter a law enforcement or other criminal justice career field or are currently in the fields and are taking college courses to further their careers. Also open to high school seniors who will pursue studies in the criminal justice field (despite wording on the website). Preference will be given to immediate family members of an Oregon Police Officer killed or disabled in the line of duty and dependents of OACP Members. Minimum 2.5 GPA. Requires a 300-word biography, letter of recommendation, and a meeting with the local Police Chief to confirm eligibility with their signature. Applications must be received by mail by 12/31.
12/31/21  Easton/National Field Archery Association (NFAA) Scholarship Program  9-12+ Scholarships ranging from $100-$2,500, and a possible $20,000, to students participating in archery and planning to attend two- or four-year college/university or a technical training college. Scholarship recipients must maintain a 2.0 GPA and compete in archery during the entire academic year. Awards based on the archer’s accomplishments, future competition plans, and involvement in archery. Must be a current member of the National Field Archery Association (NFAA) or NAA/USA Archery.
Ongoing  RaiseMe Micro-scholarships  9-12 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.

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 in the recent past. Use this as a list of possible scholarship opportunities, not a list of guaranteed scholarships. Due dates, scholarship descriptions, and active/inactive status of scholarships on the master are subject to change without notice. The table above is taken from the master list and includes currently active scholarships with upcoming due dates.

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).



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.”


  • 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.


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


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


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


  • See which schools offer the most aid.


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


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











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