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Last updated 3/14/2019

Due Date Scholarship Name Grade Description How to Apply
3/15/19 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.
3/15/19 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.
3/15/19 Oregon Farm Bureau Scholarships 12 10-12 awards of $1,000-$1,500 to Oregon students pursuing agriculture and forestry majors. Scholarships are also open to children and grandchildren of Oregon Farm Bureau pursuing degrees other degrees. Application requires transcripts, essay, and 3 letters of recommendation; counselor not required.
3/15/19 Philippine American Chamber of Commerce 12+ Four awards of $500 to students of Filipino descent in Oregon and SW Washington who will attend any accredited two‐ or four‐year college, university, or vocational/technical school in Oregon or SW Washington. Award criteria include: volunteer service, leadership, scholarship and financial need. Requires GPA 3.0+, essay and two letters of recommendation. As a courtesty, please ask for teacher recommendations at least two weeks in advance.
3/15/19 SAE Engineering Scholarships 12 Scholarships ranging from $1,000-$10,000. Requirements vary. U.S. resident, strong student planning to pursue an engineering or related science degree through an ABET accredited program.
3/15/19 Truman D. Picard Scholarship – Intertribal Timber Council 12 $2,000 awards to native American/Alaskan native students pursuing a degree in natural resources. 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, 3 letters of reference and FAFSA information.
3/18/19 Doodle 4 Google 9 – 12 $30,000, $5000 awards for the best “doodle” on the subject “When I grow up, I hope…” .
3/20/19 Oregon Association of Secondary School Adinistrators (OASSA) Scholarship 12 Two $1000 scholarships each year to graduating seniors from Oregon public high schools planning to attend 2 or 4 yr. college, university, trade, professional/technical school. Must be dependent child of an OASSA member. Requires transcript, two letters of recommendation, and signficant contribution to community and/or school.
3/20/19 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.
3/20/19 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.
3/22/19 Colleges that Change Lives Scholarship 12 $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.
3/22/19 NALS of Oregon Scholarship Fund 12 Up to $1000 to students interested in pursuing a career as a non-attorney legal support professional (legal secretary, legal assistant, paralegals,etc).   Based on financial need (40%), merit (35%), ability (25%). Requires application, transcript, two letters of recommendation, one from the student’s major teacher or school 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.
3/22/19 Slocum Research & Education Foundation Scholarship 12 Multiple $1,500 scholarships to students pursuing healthcare related careers. Financial need is considered. Successful applicants will show high academic achievement, participate in extracurricular leadership activities at school, and demonstrate a commitment to community service. The foundation encourages students who have been influenced to pursue a health-related profession by personal experiences with illness or injury to apply. Requires: 3.0+ GPA, transcript, resume, essay, letters of recommendation. As a courtesy, please give staff at least two weeks for letters of recommendation.
3/23/19 Design a Better Future Scholarship by 12 Five $10,000 tuition awards to students on how to better one’s community. 3 rounds/selection phases. This is a national search.
3/24/19 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 600-word essay.
3/25/19 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 2019 conference on Friday, April 26, 2019 at the Sylvania Campus of Portland Community College. Requires application, essay, resume, list of extracurricular activities, 2 references and high school transcript. Scholarship winners will be announced at the conference and may be asked to read their essays to conference participants
3/28/19 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.
3/30/19 Teacher Education Scholarship sponsored by Oregon PTA 12+ Multiple $500 awards to Oregon students pursuing a teaching degree at an Oregon public univeristy or community college. Application requires school transcript, two letters of references and personal statements.
3/31/19 AFT Robert G. Porter Scholars Program 12 Four $8000 awarded to seniors with a parent in an ATF member. 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.
3/31/19 American Indian Science & Engineering Society Scholarships 12 $1,000 – $10,000 scholarships offered to members of the American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES). See website for scholarship details.
3/31/19 Foster Care to Success Scholarships 12+ $2,500 to $5,000 to foster care 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.
3/31/19 Lifelong Music Scholarship, Eugene Symphonic Band 12 $500 renewable x 3 awards 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.
3/31/19 SELCO Community Credit Union 12 Multiple $1,500 awards to students in Selco’s Oregon service area, including Eugene, with a 3.5+ GPA. Applicant (or immediate family) mustl 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. Selco awarded 20 scholarships in 2017.
3/31/19 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. and see local website:
4/1/19 Frame My Future Scholarship 12 Three scholarships of $500 to $5000 given for most creative entries.This is a national competition. No GPA requirement. Create a visual entry, whether it is a photograph, collage, painting, illustration, poem, short story — any single piece that demonstrates what the applicant would like to do in their personal and professional life after college. Entrants are asked to follow the theme: This Is How I Frame My Future.
4/1/19 Northwest Community Credit Union (NWCU) 12 Twenty (20) $1000 awards to Oregon students demonstrating service to their community AND planning to attend either a 2 or 4 year college in Oregon. Applicants must be a member of NWCU (it’s free to join); application, transcripts, essays.
4/1/19 Eugene Masonic Lodge #11 12 One $3,000 award to a SEHS student planning to attend an Oregon public institution (2- or 4- year 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; requires a brief autobiography and transcripts. Return self-nomination forms to the Career Center for consideration.
4/1/19 Oregon Nurseries Foundation 12 Multiple scholarships of $500 – $1500 to students preparing for a career in ornamental horticulture and related fields.
4/1/19 Associated Oregon Loggers Forestry Scholarship 12 $1,500 awards to Oregon students pursuing a career in forestry related fields at a four year school accredited by the Society of American Foresters. OSU meets this standard. Scholarships are renewable for 4 years and financial need is not a criterion for selection. The application requires transcripts, SAT/ACT score and essay.
4/1/19 David Lee Quan Memorial Scholarship 12 $1,000 awarded to an OR or WA student who will major in a medical or science field. Based on scholarship, leadership, community activities, and financial need. One parent/guardian must be member of the Chinese American Citizens Alliance ($20 annual fee). Open to all ethnicities.
4/1/19 Fred G. Lee Memorial Scholarship, Chinese American Citizens Alliance 12 One $1,000 award (renewable for up to four years) and two $1,000 awards (first year only) to students in Oregon and SW Washington based on scholarship, leadership in school, community activities, financial need and personal essay responses regarding Chinese heritage or knowledge of Chinese culture. One parent/guardian must be a member of the Chinese American Citizen’s Alliance ($20 annual fee). GPA 3.5+. Open to all ethnicities.
4/1/19 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.
4/1/19 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. Applicants must have at least one parent/guardian who is a member of the Chinese American Citizen’s Alliance (Portland Lodge). Requires GPA 3.0+, work sample, personal statement and a parent/guardian member of CACA. New members welcome, $20 per year. Must be at least 1/4 Chinese.
4/1/19 Earl Hulstrom Masonic Lodge Scholarships 12 Six $1,500 awards to Eugene area graduating seniors 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 4/1. If chosen to represent SEHS, candidates will submit two letters of reference.
4/2/19 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.
4/2/19 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. Apply on-line.
4/4/19 Lane Electric Scholarships 12 $1500-$4,500 awards to students whose parents or guardians are Lane Electric members. Awards available for students interested in any 2 or 4 yr college; or for students interested in attending Lane Community College; or for students interested in line construction trade (VOLTA). Requires letter of introduction, essay & two letters of recommendation. Applications due by 1 pm on 4/4/19.
4/5/19 Oregon Pacific Bank Scholarship 12 One $1,000 award to a student leader in the Eugene/Springfield area seeking an academic or vocational career at college, university or vocational institution. The primary consideration is leadership in community service and extra-curricular activities. Strong candidates will also maintain credible academic achievement. Applicants submit financial need info, transcript, SAT and/or ACT scores.
4/5/19 Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Roberta C. Van Scholarship 12+ Three $1,000 awards to female African-American students pursuing a four year degree. Criteria include: academic performance, civic and personal leadership, and future aspirational career goals. Financial need is not considered. Application requires transcripts, essays and two letters of recommendation.
4/13/19 Oregon Federation of Women’s Clubs Fine Art Scholarships Contest 12 $400-$500 scholarships for winners of vocal music, instrumental music, art, and essay competitions, held on “due date.”   Open to all graduating high school senior students who will be attending college in the Fall and reside in Oregon.
4/15/19 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.
4/15/19 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; apply on line. This program requires a 2.0 GPA.
4/15/19 Cancer Unwrapped Teen Writing Contest 9-12 $500 cash prizes to winners of essay contest sponsored by Cancer Pathways. Requires submission of personal essay of 500-2,000 words about an experience of a personal diagnosis of cancer or about an experience with the diagnosis of a loved one, schoolmate or friend.
4/17/19 Oregon Jaycee Foundation 12 Up to $2,000 awarded to several Oregon students for academic excellence, personal accomplishments, leadership qualities and community service. Requires GPA 3.7, transcripts, essay and summary of extra curricular activities.
4/19/19 Promising Future Scholarship, Oregon Association of School Business Officials 12+ Three $1,000 awards to Oregon students declaring majors compatible with school buiness management, AND planing to attend an Oregon community college, college, or university. In addition to transcripts and test scores, the application requires a short essay, list of activities and two letters of recommendation – including one from a principal or teacher. Minimum GPA is 3.0. Please give SEHS staff two weeks to complete letters of recommendation.
4/19/19 Douglas Timber Operators 12 Three $2,500 scholarships to student residents of Lane, Douglas and Coos counties majoring in a natural resources-related field. Evaluation is based on academic achievement, school and community service activities, and financial need. Application requires three letters of recommendation, SAT/ACT scores, and official transcript. Must receive application in mail by due date.
4/26/19 Lapiz Family Scholarship 12 One (1) $2,000 rewable award for an incoming freshman or current, full-time undergraduate in 2019-20 to the University of California (any campus, preference given to Davis and Santa Cruz).   Minimum GPA: 3.0; recipient will be a farm worker or child of farm worker or migrant farm worker; financial need required; any ethnic or racial background; US citizen or permanent resident.
4/30/19 Shawn Carter Foundation Scholarship 12 Grants for tuition and education-related expenses to underserved students demonstrating resiliency in the face of hardship (socio-economic and personal), who actively   serve their communities. Most recipients have between a 2.0-3.0 GPA, though students above this range are encouraged to apply. Reapply annually through graduation. Successful applicants agree to mentor future scholars and giveback with community service. Application opens online April 1.
5/1/19 Eugene Area Radio Stations Broadcast 12+ One $3,000 award to a high school senior pursuing a career in broadcast journalism, production, management or other broadcast-related fields. Requires GPA 2.5+, personal essarys and two letters of recommendations. Financial need is not a factor.
5/1/19 Eugene Children’s Film Festival Scholarship 9-12 One $1,000 award to a student film maker for a 3-5 submission featuring a story about Oregon’s Forests. The Oregon Forests category is one of many submission categories at the Eugene Children’s Film Festival. Contact the organization to learn more about requirments. A selection of films will be aired at the Wildish Community Theater.
5/1/19 Jodi Engel Memorial Scholarship 12 $1000 award to an Oregon senior who participates in one or more facets of the sport of dogs; preferably in the home area of Chintimini Kennel Club. Requires essay, two recommendations, transcript, and information on activities and service in dog-related activities. Class ranking and GPA are not major criteria but academic standing may be considered.
5/3/19 Larry K. Sharpf (LKS) Educational Scholarship Foundation 12 New local scholarship offers up to $20,000 a year to students planning to attend school in Oregon for whom household income is $50,000, or less. The renewable awards support students attending two year, four year, and vocational schools from Benton, Lane, Linn and Marion counties. The foundation awards 8 to 12 scholarships of $20,000 per year to students attending four year schools and multiple awards of varying amounts, tied to tuition, to students attending two year and vocational schools. Application includes personal essays, two letters of recommendation, transcripts and FAFSA. Please visit the Career Center with your completed applicatoin to confirm with the staff that you have included all required parts before submitting application.
5/15/19 Mattie Reynolds Scholarship, Eugene/Springfield NAACP 12 One $1,000 award (university/college) and one $500 award (trade/technical school) to Lane County students active in social justice. Participation with the NAACP organization is evaluated highly in the selection process, though other organizations will be considered. Requirements include: 2.75+ GPA, essay and two letters of recommendation.
5/24/19 Cameron Impact Scholarship 11 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. Early application deadline in May for Juniors; final deadline in September for Seniors. See website.
5/24/19 Sister Adele Scholarship 12+ college Multiple $1,000 to $2,500 scholarships for community college or 4-year college or trade school. Must be from farmworker household. No GPA requirement. Required: transcript, resume, personal statement and service project proposal.
6/1/19 Oregon Promise Grant 12+ Near FREE tuition to Oregon students attending an Oregon Community College. Oregon Promise grants support students with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Must be an Oregon resident. Undocumented students are welcome to apply.

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 COLLEGEThe above link takes you to a slideshow which covers basic information regarding financing a college education. It was created by the Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC).SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH has created a guide to review the best scholarship search platforms and instruct students on how to use them effectively to find as many opportunities as possible.  Take a look here to learn more.The best scholarship search platforms of 2018 according to also liked several other scholarship search platforms according to its (somewhat dated) article, “A Comprehensive Review of the Leading Scholarship Search Services.” In addition to liking Fastweb, the article’s author had positive comments about:

    You can access Sallie Mae’s scholarship search platform via your Naviance account by following these links: Colleges – Scholarships and Money – National Scholarship Search, or you can access the platform at: Sallie Mae
  • ScholarSnapp is a search platform that has partnered with the Common App to allow a student’s Common App information to transfer to their Scholar Snapp profile. The goal of these two organizations is to make the scholarship process easier.

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.”



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 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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