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SCHOLARSHIPS

Last updated 6/6/2019
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Due Date Scholarship Name Grade Description How to Apply
6/15/19 Horatio Alger Career & Technical Scholarship 12 1,020 awards of up to $2,500 ($625 disbursements) to students with plans to enroll at a community college to pursue and complete a 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 critical financial need (Pell grant eligible) and be involved in community service. Minimum 2.0 GPA. https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/about-our-scholarship-programs/technical/
6/20/19 Aspiring Fashion Professional 12 One $1,000 award to a student pursuing a fashion-related field, including design, merchandising, marketing, management and retailing. Selection is based on academic performance and application essay. This is a national search. https://www.fashion-schools.org/aspiring-fashion-professional-scholarship-program
6/30/19 Sterling Law Offices 12+ $1,000 award to a student with minimum 3.0 GPA enrolling full-time in a two- or four-year school or trade school. The online application asks for university name and university student ID#. Enter “college pending” for school, and use high school ID# if you haven’t yet chosen a college. Transcript, essay, and cover letter required. http://www.sterlinglawyers.com/scholarship/
6/30/19 National Federation of the Blind of Oregon College Scholarship Program 12+ college Up to five awards of $2,000-$5,000 to legally blind students pursuing or planning to pursue a degree at an Oregon State institution. http://nfb-oregon.org/home/scholarships/scholarships/nfboregon_scholarship_info.php
6/30/19 Johnston Law Firm Legal Scholarship 12 Award of $750 to a graduating Oregon senior who has been accepted as a first-year student at a college or university in Oregon with intent to pursue a justice or legal related degree (e.g., political science, corrections, forensic science, paralegal studies, legal studies, criminal justice, and criminology). Requires minimum 3.5 GPA, essay, transcript, resume, proof of acceptance to school, photo, and optional letter of recommendation. https://johnston-lawfirm.com/legal-scholarship/
7/1/19 Balanced Man Scholarship-Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity at OSU 12 Multiple awards of $500 to $2,000 to males attending OSU in the Fall. Selection criteria seeks balance across academics, leadership, and a commitment to one’s health and well-being. No fraternity affiliation is required. Fifteen-minute application. https://oregonstate.sigep.org/bms/
7/1/19 Solar Alliance Scholarship 12 National competition for one $1000 Scholarship awarded by the Solar Action Alliance. Minimum 3.2 GPA. Submit 500-1000 word essay to answer, “What excites you most about the future of solar?” https://solaractionalliance.org/scholarship/
7/31/19 Elizabeth Auger Scholarship for Students with Type I or Type II Diabetes 12+ college Award of $1,000 for a student with Type I or II Diabetes. Requires a 500- to 1,000-word essay for one of three essay questions on scholarship website. Also considers academic record and extracurricular activity. Minimum 2.8 GPA. Requires transcript and academic resume. https://slcpodiatrist.com/diabetes-scholarship/
9/8/19 Student Blood Drive Incentive Program Age 16+ Awards of $500 to $1,000 to students for hosting a blood drive. Host a drive between June 22 – July 14 or August 24 – September 8 for an award of $500 for 25 donors or $750 for 36 donors. Host a drive between July 15 – August 23 for an award of $1,000 for 50 donors. Organized, administration-approved student groups are also eligible for awards. https://www.bloodworksnw.org/donate/host-blood-drive/scholarship-drives
9/13/19 Cameron Impact Scholarship 12 Ten to fifteen $20,000 to $50,000 scholarships awarded annually for 4 years. Covers the full tuition and educational expenses at recipient’s chosen college. Minimum GPA 3.7. Merit-based and considers academics, extracurricular activities, leadership, and community service. Requires transcript and two letters of recommendation. https://www.bryancameroneducationfoundation.org/
9/26/19 KFC Reach Educational Grant Program 12 Up to $3000 per year for employees of KFC restaurants. Minimum 2.5 GPA required. Essay, income and citizenship information not required. See application online. http://programs.applyists.com/REACH/
9/30/19 Questbridge National College Match for Seniors 12 The QuestBridge National College Match is a college and scholarship application process that helps outstanding low-income high school seniors gain admission and full four-year scholarships to the nation’s most selective colleges. College Match Scholarships, provided by participating colleges, cover tuition, room and board, are loan free and require no parental contribution to top-tier universities. For families earning less than $65,000/year for a family of four. Materials for 2019 will be released over the summer. To get started now, join the QuestBridge email list and look over the 2018 materials. https://www.questbridge.org/materials-and-videos
10/25/19 US Bank Student Union Scholarship 12+ college One $20,000, one $10,000, and three $5,000 scholarships awarded from a random drawing to students who complete learning modules about financial literacy (15-20 minutes each). Topics include savings and investments, mortgages, overdraft, payment types and credit cards, credit scores and reports, insurance and taxes, financing higher education and identity protection. https://financialiq.usbank.com/index/manage-your-household/student-center/enter-to-win-the-student-union-scholarship.html
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.

PAYING FOR COLLEGE: Basic information about financing a college education. Created by the Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC).

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.”

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 public 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!

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