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National scholarship search platforms and other financial-aid opportunities.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Last updated 5/12/2021
QUESTIONS? Email Lori Sauter (sauter_l@4j.lane.edu)

Due Date Scholarship Name Grade Description How to Apply
5/14/21 Oregon Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (CCBA) Scholarship 12 Multiple awards ranging from $500-$2,000 awarded on basis of academic performance, community service, financial need, and/or athletic achievement. Must be at least 50% Chinese ethnicity, U.S. citizen or permanent resident, minimum 2 years high school in Oregon, GPA 2.75+. http://www.oregonccba.org/scholarships/?utm_source=Oregon+Goes+To+College&utm_campaign=ca009bc50f-OGTCNews_4_28_21&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_4a14912286-ca009bc50f-151402790
5/15/21  Pacific Cascade Federal Credit Union Scholarship  12+ Four $2,500 awards to current members of Pacific Cascade Federal Credit Union for all students planning to attend some form of college, university, or trade school. Must be a PCFCU member, not just a child of a member. Considers community service, academics, and financial need with service being the most important criteria. Requires transcript, most current tax return for student and parents, and a list of activities. https://wesaveyou.com/scholarship-awards-2/
5/15/21  Len Assante Scholarship  12+ National scholarships awarded by the Groundwater Foundation to support those who wish to pursue and advance careers involving the protection, distribution, remediation, and responsible utilization of groundwater resources. Open to seniors planning to enroll in a program that is groundwater industry-related, such as hydrogeology, water resource management, water well construction and supply, geology, etc. Requires application, transcript, photo and letters of recommendation. https://www.groundwater.org/kids/scholarships.html
5/15/21   Oregon Music Hall of Fame   12 Multiple awards of $2,500 to Oregon residents who will major/minor in music. Students attending a community college are eligible. Letter of recommendation from a music teacher and a brief essay are required. Early applications are encouraged. https://www.omhof.org/music-education-scholarships/
5/15/21  Horatio Alger Career & Technical Scholarship  12 500 awards of up to $2,500 ($625 disbursements) to students with plans to enroll at a community college to pursue and complete a 2-year 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 perseverance in overcoming adversity, critical financial need (Pell grant-eligible), and involvement in community service. Minimum 2.0 GPA. Apply on or shortly after May 1 for best chance of selection. https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/about-our-scholarship-programs/technical/
5/17/21 Alison Wheeler Memorial Scholarship 12 $500 award to a SEHS student interested in studying science or technology at a 4-year college or university. Requires 3.0+ GPA, and completion of at least 80 hours of community service. Financial need not considered. Send application materials via email to Lori Sauter (sauter_l@4j.lane.edu) by 5/17/21. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe7xuDb-mZIGUgzMmlCdovGJ2LrUXPt1szrHgZvniWJENeJ-w/viewform
5/17/21 Robert Stothers Scholarship for Future Teachers 12 $2,000 award to two SEHS seniors pursuing a degree in education. Requires 2.75+ GPA, one letter of recommendation, an unofficial transcript, and an essay. Financial need not considered. Send application materials via email to Lori Sauter (sauter_l@4j.lane.edu) by 5/17/21. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfS0CUjtlaykuPNpOeJdz5PS-FHYK4MBsvTY2niJpTfQhDAmA/viewform
5/17/21 SEHS Alumni Scholarship – 4 yr school 12 $3,000 awards to three SEHS seniors attending an accredited 4-year college or university. Application requires a 300-word essay, an unofficial transcript, the Student Aid Report from the FAFSA, and a list of extracurricular activities, community service, work experience, leadership roles, awards, and honors. Financial need is considered. Send application materials via email to Lori Sauter (sauter_l@4j.lane.edu) by 5/17/21. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSex0SHThy-MluwKnhWPOZGMGnVL-cMzW_nuPJeEwVwSn2mp4Q/viewform
5/17/21 SEHS Staff Scholarship 12 $2,000 awards to two SEHS seniors attending a two-year college or vocational school. Considers financial need, activities, community service, honors and work experiences. Requires application, transcript, letter of recommendation, and Student Aid Report from the FAFSA. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeh1Sa7CSpE5Ujx6bIDXcrXi8DYlU4dni1Ef9GRV8wHi0yTGA/viewform
5/19/21  Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Roberta C. Van Scholarship  12+ Monetary awards to African-American students pursuing a four-year degree. Criteria include: academic performance, civic and personal leadership, and future aspirational career goals. Requires minimum 2.5 GPA. Must show verification of financial need. Application requires transcript, essay, and letter of recommendation. https://www.akaspo1908.com/scholarship
5/21/21  Cameron Impact Scholarship (Early Application Due Date)  11 10 to 15 full-tuition scholarships to high-achieving students who desire to make an impact on their communities and the world. The anticipated value is between $20,000 – $50,000 annually for 4 years, including full tuition and educational expenses at recipient’s chosen college. About 25% of the scholarships will be for individuals pursuing careers in education, nonprofits, government, and/or military and have a stated professional goal of public service. Minimum 3.7 GPA. Awarded on merit, the criteria include academics, extracurricular activities, leadership, and community service. The application requires transcript and two letters of recommendation. Early application deadline in May (junior year); final deadline in September (senior year), but only the first 3,000 applications will be reviewed so apply early. U.S. citizenship required. https://www.bryancameroneducationfoundation.org/
5/28/21  Design a Better Future Scholarship by HonorsGraduation.com  12 Five $10,000 tuition awards to students on how to better one’s community with the top winner receiving $5,000 to launch their project. Selection based on completion, seriousness, and viability. This is a national search. May 28 is deadline to submit project for feedback, and final project application deadline is June 28. No citizenship required. http://honorsgradu.com/scholarship/
5/31/21  American Indian Science & Engineering Society Scholarships  12+ $1,000 – $10,000 scholarships offered to student members of the American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES). The organization serves American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, and Indigenous peoples of Canada. Requirements vary by individual scholarship. http://www.aises.org/students/scholarships
6/1/21  Associated General Contractors Workforce Development Scholarship  12+ Twenty+ renewable scholarships of up to $1,000 to students interested in a construction career and planning to attend a technical school or approved craft training program in any discipline of construction. Applicable to full- or part-time enrollment. Requires online application, online evaluation by a teacher or employer, and transcript. Must be U.S. citizen or documented permanent resident. https://www.agc.org/learn/education-and-research-foundation/scholarship-program
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
6/15/21  PSU – Four Years Free  12 Four Years Free at Portland State University. This program is for low-income Oregon high school graduates enrolling full time at PSU in the fall. All applicants are automatically considered for Four Years Free, no separate application is required. Eligible students will be Pell Grant eligible and have high school GPA of at least 3.0. https://www.pdx.edu/student-finance/four-years-free
7/30/21  Oregon Native American Chamber (ONAC) Scholarship   12 $2000+ scholarships offered to American Indian and Alaskan Native students attending community college, university, or a post secondary educational institution. Application requires High School GPA, graduation rank, letter of recommendation and evidence of college/university enrollment. Award recipient must attend ONAC’s Annual Gathering to receive the scholarship award. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeUZjiDCxZUyxOUXoKE-l07sJ8SMTU7217KlEyeiB2wBJKUyg/viewform
8/31/21  Balanced Man Scholarship – Sigma Phi Epsilon at OSU  12 Multiple awards of $500 to $1,000 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://sigep.org/scholarships/
9/22/21  Oregon Beta Gentlemen Scholarship – Phi Delta Theta at OSU  12 $5,000 in scholarships to OSU-bound freshmen males. Seeking individuals that strive to improve themselves as well as their community and exemplify their three cardinal principles: sound learning, friendship and moral rectitude. No requirement to join a fraternity in order to be eligible to apply or win the scholarship. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeFhUELf5qVNkLzb0Y2M_KNbAOK6XcVjXlER2tEz5LBxbQXcw/formResponse

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).

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:

  • 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).

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FOR NEW AMERICANS, IMMIGRANTS, and MINORITIES:

FOR ASIANS and PACIFIC ISLANDERS:

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FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES:

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