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National scholarship search platforms and other financial-aid opportunities.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Last updated 9/27/2022
Questions? Email Lori Sauter (sauter_l@4j.lane.edu)

Due Date Scholarship Name Grade Description How to Apply
Open Now! 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 $1,500-$3,600 for students attending community college, to $2,352-$4,692 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. https://oregonstudentaid.gov/oregon-opportunity-grant.aspx
10/7/22  Army Reserve Officer Training Corps   11-12 Full tuition, books, educational fees, and other financial benefits at many U.S. colleges/universities. Obligation of serving 8 years in the Army, Army Reserve, or Army National Guard. Requires minimum 2.5 GPA; physical fitness test; and SAT or ACT, and U.S. citizenship.  Applications are due 10/7/22, 1/13/23, and 3/4/23 (and MUST be started by 2/4/23). If you are interested,visit your local Army recruitment office or go to their website. Visit as early as possible, preferably during your junior year of high school, or early in your senior year. https://www.goarmy.com/careers-and-jobs/find-your-path/army-officers/rotc/scholarships.html
10/10/22 United States Senate Youth Program 11-12 $10,000 scholarship and free trip to Washington, D.C., for a week-long leadership program. For juniors and seniors who are actively serving in leadership positions in an organization related to student government, education, public affairs, or community service. Requires nomination from school principal, resume, cover letter, and 1,000-word essay. https://www.oregon.gov/ode/students-and-family/pages/united-states-senate-youth-program.aspx?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
10/15/22  P.E.O. STAR  12 $2,500 scholarship for qualified female students who have a 3.0 GPA or above. Requires a one-page essay on future career goals, lists of extracurricular and volunteer activities, unofficial transcript, and two letters of reference. Applications are due 30 days from date applicaton link is sent to applicant. Must be a citizen or permanent resident of U.S. or Canada. http://www.peointernational.org/star-eligibility-requirements
10/15/22 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 (minimum 3.0 GPA), financial need, and outstanding character. Requires CSS profile, FAFSA, high school and caddie evaluations, letters of recommendation, transcript, and test scores (optional for 2022). https://wgaesf.org/a-life-changing-opportunity/
10/20/22  VIRTUAL National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y)  9-12 Merit-based scholarship program for U.S. citizen high school students (ages 15-18). Recipients participate in a 10-week, beginner-level foreign language and culture experience and are introduced to the people and culture of places where the target language is spoken. Participants will be in a class of approximately 10 students and will meet virtually with an experienced teacher twice per week for 90 minutes. Program begins 1/9/23. Requires transcript, recommendation, and parent statement. https://www.nsliforyouth.org/languages-and-program-experience/virtual/
10/23/22  Golden Door Scholars  12+ Full scholarships for undocumented students who wish to pursue a Bachelor’s degree. Covers tuition and room & board for up to 4 years. Also offers mentorships, interships, job support search, and fellowships. Scholarships are awarded to academically successful students who are involved in extracurricular activities and have shown leadership qualities and determination despite the barriers their status presents. This is a national search. Due 8:59 PM PST. https://www.goldendoorscholars.org/
10/31/22  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. https://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/apply/
10/31/22  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, “Why is the Veteran Important?” 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. Questions can be directed to Arnold Christensen at (541) 747-3729, achris659@gmail.com. https://www.vfw.org/community/youth-and-education/youth-scholarships
11/1/22  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. MUST APPLY TO UO by 11/1 to gain access to Stamps application due 11/15. Requires transcript and four short-answer essay questions. https://financialaid.uoregon.edu/stamps_scholarship
11/3/22  Prudential Emerging Visionaries    9-12 Recognizes students (ages 14-18) who have a vision to transform their community and the world for the better and are tackling financial and social challenges in their communities. Winners will receive $5,000, an all-expenses paid trip with a parent/guardian to Prudential headquarters, and coaching and skills development to help take their solution to the next level. Additionally, winners may qualify for up to $15,000 in awards. Must be a legal resident of the U.S. or Puerto Rico. https://www.changemakers.com/challenge/emergingvisionaries

SCHOLARSHIP LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION: If you need a recommendation from a counselor for your application, please fill out the scholarship form in the counseling center. 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 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 COLLEGES:

These 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).

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FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES:

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