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SCHOLARSHIPS

Last updated 3/5/2020
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Due Date Scholarship Name Grade Description How to Apply
3/6/20 Better Business Bureau Students of Integrity Scholarship: Torch Talk Essay Contest 11, 12 One $1,000 award to an Oregon high school junior or senior for a 500-word essay explaining why the Better Business Bureau is important to local businesses and communities by finding a BBB Accredited Business or Charity to write about. Interviews and photos are encouraged. Discuss viewpoints and give examples where applicable. Requires minimum GPA of 3.0, personal statement, and list of service activities. https://bbb-scholarship.org/scholarships/essay/
3/6/20 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
3/6/20 Tzu Chi Scholars 12+ $1,000 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/
3/11/20 Eugene Masonic Lodge #11 12 One $3,000 award to a SEHS student planning to attend an Oregon public college, university or trade/vocational program. The defining element of this award is community involvement (in school or outside), though work is a reasonable substitute. Financial need is a lesser consideration. Successful candidates will generally be in the 3.0-3.5 GPA range. Return self-nomination forms to the Career Center by March 11, 2020 at 1:00 pm for consideration. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fnsqw8pKLYL8J-35KhQrEvZzHDts6sz5/view?usp=sharing
3/11/20 Oregon Federation of Women’s Clubs Fine Art Scholarships Contest One award of $200 for essay submission on the topic: “growth in service”. The prompt invitites competitors to share a personal experience volunteering for community service. The contest is open to all graduating high school senior students who will be attending college in the Fall and reside in Oregon. https://oregongfwc.org/fine-arts-scholarships.html
3/13/20 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, under the organization’s cooperative financial aid agreements with the University of Washington, Oregon State University, Salish Kootenai College, Northern Arizona University and Yale University. Applicants submit written responses to questions, resume, transcript, 3 letters of reference and FAFSA information. http://www.itcnet.org/about_us/scholarships.html
3/13/20 Intertribal Timber Council Truman D. Picard Scholarship 12 $2,000 award for Native American students pursuing higher education in natural resources. Requires letter of application, resume, letters of reference, evidence of Native American tribal enrollment, transcripts. https://www.itcnet.org/about_us/scholarships.html
3/13/20 Doodle 4 Google 9 – 12 $5,000 to $30,000 awards for the “doodles” on the subject “I show kindness by…” . http://www.google.com/doodle4google/
3/15/20 AOPA High School Flight Training Scholarships 10-12 80 $10,000 scholarships to exceptional high school students, age 15-18, pursuing careers in aviation and aerospace. Recipients use the funds for direct flight training expenses to achieve a primary pilot certificate. This scholarship program is a component of the AOPA You Can Fly program, a collection of initiatives working towards building a larger, more vibrant pilot community. Applicants must be current AOPA members; membership is free to students. https://www.aopa.org/training-and-safety/students/flight-training-scholarships
3/15/20 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/
3/15/20 Donald and Barbara Mozley Scholarship 12+ college Seven $5,000 scholarships awarded to students pursuing an engineering degree at an ABET-accredited college or university. Requires minimum 3.75 GPA; total SAT/ACT in top 90th percentile; FAFSA; 1 letter of recommendation; essay. Based on financial need and academic achievements. https://www.sae.org/participate/scholarships/donald-and-barbara-mozley-scholarship
3/15/20 ZONTA Young Women in Public Affairs Awards 10-12 $1,000 local award to women age 16-19 based on volunteerism, participation in local and/or student government, leadership achievements, knowledge and advocacy of Zonta. The application requires two recommendations. In addition to local contests, the organization awards $4,000 to ten international finalists. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1TC7C90VjGGFVbmB0UbBGBVFjus9ZBZQJ
3/16/20 Better Business Bureau Students of Integrity Scholarships: Video Contest 11, 12 One regional $5,000 award to winning 3 minute video; six $2,000 scholarships (one per state) to winning 500 word essay on topics listed on website.  Open to high school juniors or seniors in Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Western Wyoming. Requires minimum GPA of 3.0, personal statement, and list of service activities. See further requirements on website. https://bbb-scholarship.org/scholarships/
3/16/20 Oregon Association of Secondary School Administrators (OASSA) Scholarship 12 Two $1,000 awards to children of OASSA members planning to attend a 2 or 4 year college, university, trade, or professional/technical school. Requires transcript, two letters of recommendation, and signficant contribution to community and/or school. https://www.cosa.k12.or.us/resources
3/19/20 Sub Pop Loser Scholarship 12 Three awards ($7000, $5000, $3000) to students interested in music and/or creative arts from Oregon and Washington. Does not require pursuit of an education in music. Requires a short essay. Sample artwork encouraged. www.subpop.com/scholarship
3/20/20 Earl Hulstrom Masonic Lodge Scholarships 12 Ten $1,500 awards to Eugene area students attending a tax-supported post secondary educational institution in Oregon. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Submit a brief bio with goals and two reasons why you should receive this scholarship along with a transcript and self-nominating form (found in the Career Center).  Also requires a copy of page 1 of your Student Aid Report (SAR) showing Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) found in your FAFSA account. Apply at the Career Center by 3/20. If chosen to represent SEHS, candidates will submit two letters of reference. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lDY-eKsZ9RYlCuIVMZ_DHiqx6sL3kxNE/view?usp=sharing
3/20/20 Asian American Youth Leadership Conference (AAYLC) Logo Contest 9-12 Design a logo to be used for the Asian American Youth League Conference. The winner(s) will be recognized on April 24, 2020, at the conference on the Sylvania Campus of Portland Community College. Design should emphasize this year’s conference theme: “Power Up.” http://aaylc.org/
3/20/20 Paul Duong Memorial Scholarship Awards 12 $500, $1000, $1500 awards to students who have previously attended the Asian American Youth Leadership Conference or will attend the 2020 conference on Friday, April 24, 2020 at the Sylvania Campus of Portland Community College.  Requires application, essay, resume, list of extracurricular activities and community service, two references and high school transcript. Scholarship winners will be announced at the conference and may be asked to read their essays to conference participants. http://aaylc.org/
3/24/20 Quest Bridge College Prep Scholarship for HS Juniors 11 Quest Bridge programs help very 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 1300 SAT/27 ACT, 1st 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 October 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
3/25/20 Colleges that Change Lives Scholarship 12 Two $1,000 awards to students attending one of the 40 private colleges that make up the affiliated non-profit group, “Colleges that Change Lives”. Awards are available to new first-year students, including international students and undocumented students; and are renewable. https://ctcl.org/scholarship-application/
3/26/20 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/
3/26/20 OCCI Oregon Coast Invitational Culinary Competition 9-12 Culinary competition for high school students held April 17-18, 2020. hosted by Southwestern Oregon Community College’s Oregon Coast Culinary Institute (OCCI).  Every student participant will receive a $250 scholarship to OCCI. Winners in culinary and baking categories receive OCCI scholarships: 1st place $4,000; 2nd place $3,000; 3rd place $2,000. Each category has a limit of 24 competitors. Entry secured by completion and receipt of “Intent to Compete Form,” available from OCCI. Contact Del Clark at del.clark@socc.edu for an entry form. https://www.occi.net/programs/oregon-coast-invitational
3/29/20 Bob and Marilyn Ridgley Classroom Law Project Scholarship 12 Four-year scholarship of $10,000 total awarded to Oregon high school senior. Requires strong academic student who has participated in a Classroom Law Project program such as mock trial, We the People, or Project Citizen. Based on financial need. Requires <1,000 word essay. https://classroomlaw.org/student-programs/ridgley-scholarship/
3/29/20 Robert J. Erickson Kaiser Permanente Scholarship 12 One $3,000 award to a student of color entering the UofO as freshman with demonstrated financial need. Award criteria includes academic strength and interest in improving community as demonstrated by community service and career goals. Special consideration given to students who are Black/African-American, Hispanic/Latinx, or Native American.  DACA and Tuition Equity students are eligible. Requires letter of recommendation from teacher or counselor. If you choose to get a letter from a counselor, please submit yellow Scholarship Recommendation Request form two weeks before due date. Forms available in Counseling Center and Career Center. https://inclusion.uoregon.edu/erickson
3/30/20 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. https://www.oregonpta.org/programs/teacher-education-scholarship
3/31/20 Young American Patriotic Art Scholarship 9-12 $500 to $15,000 awards to students for original artwork. The first-place winner from each state competes for these national awards. Based on patriotic theme and technique, these awards are open to 2 and 3 dimensional artwork; digital art not eligible. Apply through the Oregon VFW Auxiliary. https://vfwauxiliary.org/scholarships/young-american-creative-patriotic-art-contest/  and see local website: http://www.oregonvfwaux.org/scholarship-message-january-2019/
3/31/20 Paul S. Mills Scholarship 12 Eighteen $1,000 awards to students with financial need interested in a financial services career. Careers may include: finance, accounting, insurance or risk management, actuarial sciences, and personal financial planning. Applicants demonstrate financial need by submitting the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or similar documentation of financial need. In addition, applicants submit a 500 word essay and must be willing to participate in a phone interview. https://www.financialpro.org/foundation/awards/psm.htm
3/31/20 AFT Robert G. Porter Scholars Program 12 Four $8000 awarded to students with a parent who is a member of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT). Based on academic achievement, community services, school activities, leadership, work experience, special talents and skills, and a commitment to advancing the interests of working people and building unions. Requires letters of recommendations and an essay. https://www.aft.org/member-benefits/education-learning-opportunities/scholarships
3/31/20 Foster Care to Success Scholarships 12+ $2,500 to $5,000 to foster care or orphaned students pursuing educational goals at a pell-eligible institution. Applicants will have been in public or private foster care for the 12 consecutive months prior to their 18th birthday; OR have been adopted or placed into legal guardianship from foster care after their 16th birthday; OR been orphaned for at least one year at the time of their 18th birthday. U.S. citizenship is not required. https://www.fc2success.org/our-programs/information-for-students/
3/31/20 Lifelong Music Scholarship, Eugene Symphonic Band 12 $500 renewable x 3 years to student woodwind, brass and percussion instrumentalists in Lane, Linn and Benton counties (awarded at $500 per year). Successful applicants will have a 3.25 GPA, three years of highschool ensemble experience and plans for collegiate participation. Music major is not required and award may be used at any college or university. Application requires transcript and two recommendations. http://eugenesymphonicband.org/
3/31/20 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
3/31/20 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
4/1/20 Project Yellow Light 11-12 $1,000 to $5,000 awards to high school students for original video or radio spot to encourage safe driving. https://www.projectyellowlight.com/how-it-works
4/1/20 Frame My Future Scholarship 12 Three awards of $500 to $5000 for creative work – including  poetry, photography, ink, collage, painting, mixed media, or graphic design.  This is a national competition. Entrants are asked to follow the theme: How do you envision your future? Submit an original creation expressing what YOU hope to achieve in your personal and professional life after college. https://www.diplomaframe.com/contests/frame-my-future-scholarship.aspx
4/1/20 Linda C. Eby Scholarship, Oregon School Counselor Association 12 One $3,000 and two $1,000 scholarships awarded to an Oregon student for essay work in recognition of a School Counselor. The essay, of no more than 500 words, will describe how a school counselor made a difference in the student’s academic, career, social, and/or emotional development. https://www.oscainc.org/
4/1/20 Northwest Community Credit Union (NWCU) 12 Twenty (20) $1000 awards to Oregon students demonstrating to service to their community and planning to attend either a 2 or 4 year college. Applicants must be a member of NWCU (it’s free to join); application, transcripts, essays. https://nwcu.com/scholarships
4/1/20 Larry K. Sharpf (LKS) Educational Scholarship Foundation 12 New 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 2.5 GPA. The renewable awards support students attending two-year, four-year, and vocational schools from Benton, Lane, Linn, and Marion counties. The award amounts are tied to tuition. Application includes personal essays, two letters of recommendation, transcripts, and FAFSA. Please visit the Career Center with your completed application to confirm with the staff that you have included all required parts before submitting application. Applications must be postmarked by 4/1/20 (no exceptions). https://lksscholarship.org/
4/1/20 David Lee Quan Memorial Scholarship 12 $1,000 awarded to a student in Oregon and SW Washington who will major in a medical health field. Must have volunteered in a healthcare or medical setting. Based on scholarship, leadership, community activities, financial need and essay responses. Minimum 3.5 GPA. Open to all ethnicities but must be a US citizen or hold permanent resident status. https://www.cacaportland.com/scholarship-essay-contest-1
4/1/20 Fred G. Lee Memorial Scholarship, Chinese American Citizens Alliance 12 One $1,000 award (renewable for up to four years, totaling $4,000) and two $1,000 awards (first year only) to students in Oregon and SW Washington based on scholarship, leadership, community activities, financial need and essay responses. Minimum 3.5 GPA. Open to all ethnicities but must be a US citizen or hold permanent resident status. https://www.cacaportland.com/scholarship-essay-contest-1
4/1/20 Tiffany Wang Arts Scholarship – Portland Lodge of the Chinese American Citizens Alliance 9-11 Two awards of $500 to Chinese American students in Oregon and SW Washington for a summer art program of the student’s choice for fine and performing arts. Requires GPA 3.0+, work sample, personal statement and a parent/guardian member of CACA (Portland Lodge). New members welcome ($20 per year). Must be at least 1/4 Chinese. https://www.cacaportland.com/scholarship-essay-contest-1
4/1/20 Oregon Federation of Women’s Clubs Fine Art Scholarships Contest 12 Three awards of $400 to $1,000 to fine art contest winners for vocal performance, instrumental performance, and art submissions. The contest is open to all graduating high school senior students who will be attending college in the Fall and reside in Oregon. Contest is held at the Oak Knoll Golf Course in Independence, Oregon on April 11, 2020. http://oregongfwc.org/fine-arts-scholarships.html
4/1/20 Incight Scholarship for Students with Disabilities 12+ Awards to students with disabilities, residing in Oregon, California and Washington. Eligible students may recieve social security benefits covered by the ADA or have a disability classified by the DSM-V. High school students whose disability falls under the IDEA, or qualifies them for an IEP or 504 plan, are also eligible.  The number and quanity of awards will be determined during the selection process. Financial need is not considered. https://www.incight.org/scholarship
4/1/20 OACA Scholarship 12 Eight $1,000 student athlete scholarships awarded to sons and daughters of Oregon Athletic Coaches Association (OACA) members. Applications will be reviewed for achievement in academics, athletic participation and honors, extracurricular activities, and community service. Scholarship application, resume, transcript and two letters of recommendation required. https://www.oregoncoach.org/scholarships/
4/2/20 Walmart Dependent Scholarship 12 Scholarships up to  $13,000 over 4 years to eligible dependents of current Walmart employees. Minimum GPA 2.0, demonstrated financial need. Approx. 25% of all eligible applicants receive scholarships. http://programs.applyists.com/walmartdependent/
4/2/20 Lane Electric Scholarships 12 Five awards of $1,500 – $4,500 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 and two letters of recommendation. Applications are due 4/2/20 at 1:00 pm. https://laneelectric.com/programs-services/scholarships/
4/6/20 American Foreign Service Association (AFSA) Contest for High School Students 9-12 1,000-1,250 word essay competition in case analysis format. Winner receives  $2,500, trip to Washington, DC, full scholarship for Semester at Sea educational voyage. Runner up receives $1,250 award and full scholarship to attend International Diplomacy program of the National Student Leadership Conference.Student registration forms must have a teacher or sponsor name for the registration to be submitted. That person needs to read the submitted essay and act as the key contact between participants and AFSA. http://www.afsa.org/essay-contest
4/13/20 Gold Mountain Scholarship 12 Up to 15 awards of $2,000 for Asian-American and Pacific Islander students who will be a first-generation college student. No minimum GPA but it is considered. Requires essays; transcript; a list of extracurricular, volunteer, and employment history; and two references. https://www.cacaportland.com/scholarship-essay-contest-1
4/15/20 Asian American Foundation of Oregon 12 Two $1000 scholarships to students who have participated in Asian community and cultural events, anywhere in Oregon. Essay and letters of recommendation. Minimum 2.5 GPA. http://aaforegon.org/
4/15/20 EPUD EmPOWERing Utility Industry Scholarship 12 Five $3,000 awards to EPUD customers and family members interested in pursuing a career in the utility industry. Scholarships can be applied to universities, community colleges and tradeschools. All applicants are encouraged to complete a job shadow with EPUD. This program requires a 2.0 GPA. https://www.epud.org/my-community/scholarships/
4/15/20 Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes 9-12 National competition for multiple $10,000 awards honoring outstanding young leaders ages 8 to 18 who have made a significant positive impact on people, their communities, and the environment. Requires completion of online application and a letter of reference. Winners are currently working on an inspiring service project, or have done so within the past 12 months, and working as an individual to lead their service work. https://barronprize.org/apply/
4/15/20 OACA “Coach Dave Johnson” Scholarship  12 Scholarship award totalling $2,500 over two years to a college-bound student/athlete who has overcome obstacles in his or her personal life in order to reach a level of success, both on and off the field of play, that makes them a credit to their team, school and community. Requires application form, two letters of recommendations. Sponsored by the Oregon Athletic Coaches Association (OACA). https://www.oregoncoach.org/scholarships/
4/15/20 OACA Director’s & President’s Scholarship 12 One $1,000 scholarship award sponsored by the Oregon Athletic Coaches Association (OACA) to a student/athlete who demonstrates outstanding character, sportsmanship and leadership. Preference given to multi-sport athletes pursuing a career in education. https://www.oregoncoach.org/scholarships/
4/30/20 Prejax Foundation Scholarship 12+ college Several $1,000 scholarships for exceptional students who either have a parent with multiple sclerosis or have themselves been diagnosed with MS. Selection based on academics, participation in school or community activities, personal recommendations, goals and aspirations, and an essay regarding the impact of MS on their life. Requires transcript, two letters of recommendation, and a signed letter from a medical doctor verifying a conclusive diagnosis of MS for yourself or one of your parents. Application must be mailed. Must be citizen or legal resident. http://www.theprejaxfoundation.com/

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.

SEHS MASTER SCHOLARSHIP LIST: List of scholarships publicized by South Eugene High School each year. Due dates and scholarship descriptions subject to change without notice.

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

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