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SCHOLARSHIPS

Last updated 11/14/2019
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Due Date Scholarship Name Grade Description How to Apply
11/29/19 Unified Caring Association Scholarship 9-12 Ten awards of $350 and 10 awards of $100 for essay work of 500-550 words describing “what you would change if you could change one thing in the world to make it a more caring place”. Read more information about the scholarship online, including required release form. https://www.unifiedcaring.org/caringambassador/
11/30/19 DAR Good Citizens Program 12 Recognition of a South student who exhibits the four qualities of a DAR Good Citizen: dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism. Scholarship entrants are eligible for awards beyond the chapter level from $250 to $5,000. Requires proctored essay, transcript, and two letters of recommendation. Citizenship is not required. See Career Center for essay question and application.
12/1/19 Anthony Quinn Foundation Scholarship 9-12 Provides up to $2,500 to high school students who wish to attend a recognized pre-college, or summer intensive arts education program. Student must exhibit exceptional talent, dedication, and a strong commitment to personal artistic growth. Program focuses on the Literary Arts, Media Arts, Performing Arts, and the Visual Arts. Requires artistic statement, work sample, and letter of recommendation. Registration due 12/1/19; completed applications due 1/5/20. https://aqfoundation.org/scholarships
12/2/19 CGTrader Scholarship 12 $2,000 award to best submission and two $500 awards to runners-up for best original essay on topic related to 3D design. Minimum 2.5 GPA required. https://www.cgtrader.com/scholarships
12/3/19 Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) Scholarship 9-12 U.S. State Department sponsored study abroad scholarship for motivated high school students to spend a year in Germany. Recipients placed with a German host family and study at a German high school. Scholarship covers pre-departure training in the United States and orientation programs in Germany; meetings with government officials; cultural excursions to the German Bundestag and select German cities;  and supplementary language lessons. Requires minimum 3.0 GPA. http://www.usagermanyscholarship.org/apply-asse/
12/6/19 Wells Fargo Scholarship Program for People with Disabilities 12 Renewable award of $2,500 for full-time or $1,250 for half-time study at a 2- or 4-year college or university for individuals with an identified disability. Selection based on academics, financial need, leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, statement of goals and aspirations, and an online recommendation. Requires minimum 3.0 GPA, essay, transcript, and proof of financial need. Only the first 700 applications are accepted. https://learnmore.scholarsapply.org/pwdscholarship/
12/6/19 Comcast Leaders and Achievers Award 12 800 awards of $2,500 to $10,000 to students with financial need who demonstrate commitment to community service, and exhibit outstanding personal qualities including character, integrity and leadership. In addition, applicants must reside in a zipcode served by Comcast and have a minimum GPA 3.0. This is a national search. https://www.scholarsapply.org/leadersandachievers/information.php
12/6/19 Kaiser Permanente Health Care Career Scholarship 12 At least one award of $5,000 to $10,000 to a SEHS student pursuing a career in health care. Register by 12/6 and submit the scholarship application by 12/13. Selection based on academic achievement; extracurricular, community service, and/or work; commitment to a career in health care; character; diversity; and economic and/or social disadvantage. The scholarship requires a minimum 2.5 GPA and one teacher or counselor recommendation. Proof of U.S. citizenship not required. For a recommendation from your counselor, please submit a yellow Scholarship Recommendation Request form two weeks before due date. Forms are available in the Counseling Center and Career Center. https://kaiser-scholarship.fluidreview.com/
12/11/19 LEDA Scholarship Program 11 College and career mentorship program helps 100 high-achieving juniors, from low-income backgrounds, with leadership potential gain admission to highly selective colleges. The program includes: 7-week summer experience on the Princeton University campus with leadership training, writing courses, college guidance and trips, and ACT/SAT prep; senior year admission counseling and funding for application fees and testing; ongoing career support via LEDA career network, including jobs and internships. Requires minimum 3.6 GPA, rigorous academic schedule, community/school involvement, and total family income of less than $90,000/yr. Open to US citizens, permanent residents, and DACA. https://ledascholars.org/our-program/leda-scholars-program/recruitment-admissions/apply/
12/15/19 AXA Achievement Scholarship 12 300 $2,500 scholarships and 52 $10,000 scholarships (1 per state); $25,000 scholarships to finalists.  Open to seniors planning to attend 2 or 4 year accredited U.S. school and who have outstanding achievements in school, community or work activities.  Must be U.S. citizen or legal resident of U.S., D.C. or Puerto Rico.  Online registration and application.  Requires essay questions.  Only the first 10,000 applicants considered so apply early. https://us.axa.com/axa-foundation/AXA-achievement-scholarship.html
12/16/19 Peanut Butter and Jelly Scholarship 12 Awards $1,000 to a student in the Western states who experienced challenges that may have prevented them from reflecting well on paper (GPA, test scores, etc.) but have the drive to succeed. Started by a student who ate PB&J sandwiches to save money to pay forward a scholarship to future students. https://scholarsapp.com/scholarship/pbj-scholarship/
12/31/19 AFSCME Family Scholarship Program 12 Ten awards of $2,000 renewable for 4 years to seniors who parent/guardian is a full dues-paying AFSCME member. Requires essay, official transcript, official copies of SAT/ACT scores, two letters of recommendation, and proof of AFSCME membership. https://www.afscme.org/members/scholarships/afscme-family-scholarship
12/31/19 Easton/NFAA Scholarship Program 12 Scholarships ranging from $100-$2,500 to students participating in archery and planning to attend two or four year college/university or a technical training college. Scholarship recipients must maintain a 2.0 GPA and compete in archery during the entire academic year. Awards based on the archer’s accomplishments, future competition plans, and involvement in archery. https://www.nfaausa.com/scholarships/#1445703240385-d6d2fc66-92ed
12/31/19 Free Speech Essay Contest by FIRE Foundation 11-12 Nine awards from $500-$10,000 to students across the nation for 700-900 word essay submissions based on a review of a comic, “Finding Your Voice,” and response to an essay question. https://www.thefire.org/student-network/essay-contest/
12/31/19 Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps 12 Full tuition with additional benefits and guaranteed employment upon graduation with five-year active duty obligation. Requires minimum 2.5 GPA and Math ACT 21+ or SAT 540+; English ACT 22+ or SAT 550+. Apply for the Navy Nurse Corps and Marine Corps ROTC scholarships with the same application. www.nrotc.navy.mil
1/8/20 Oregon Scholastic Art Awards 7-12 The Oregon Scholastic Art Awards is a statewide regional affiliation of the national Scholastic Art Awards program. The Oregon Scholastic Art Awards is celebrated with regional exhibitions and ceremonies hosted by various sponsors. Regional Gold Key selected artwork will continue on to the national competition in New York. Submission fee is $7.00 per individual work; $25.00 per senior portfolio. http://www.artandwriting.org/affiliate/OR001A/
1/9/20 Ron Brown Scholarships Program 11, 12 Twenty awards of $40,000 to high-achieving African American students with exceptional leadership potentional and financial need. The organization also offers support and guidance about navigating and paying for college to junior and senior level students through it’s Guided Pathway Program. The program offers additional opportunities via the early application deadline November 1. https://www.ronbrown.org/section/apply/program-description
1/13/20 OSCPA Scholarship Foundation 12 $1,000-$3,500 awards for tuition and books. Must be accepted by an accredited school for studying accounting within Oregon, full- time student, award based on academic performance, intent to pursue a CPA career and work within the state of Oregon. Minimum 3.2 GPA, transcript, application and educator reference. https://www.orcpa.org/ed-foundation/scholarships
1/15/20 U of O Apex and Summit Scholarships 12 Renewable, automatic grants to Oregon students attending the U of O. Awarded from the standard U of O application, these scholarships require no additional form. APEX Scholarship – $3,000 yr ($12,000 total) minimum GPA 3.6, SAT 1220, SAT 25  SUMMIT Scholarship – $6,000 yr ($24,000 total) with GPA 3.8, SAT 1260 or ACT 26.  Apply to UofO by 1/15; all documents must be received by February 15. Other scholarships are available, visit website for more information. http://financialaid.uoregon.edu/scholarships_freshmen
1/15/20 U of O Pathway Oregon Scholarship Program 12 Full tuition, fees and specialized advising for lower-income Oregonians attending the University of Oregon using a combination of federal, state, and university funds. Eligible students will have earned a GPA of 3.40+ and be Pell Grant eligible (as determined by FAFSA). Students with lower grade points will be considered if space and funding are available. Students are automatically considered for this program when applying to the U of O by 1/15 and completing FAFSA by 2/15 (select UO as one of your college choices). https://pathwayoregon.uoregon.edu/content/award-overview
1/15/20 U of O Presidential Scholarship 12 Fifty renewable awards of $9,000 year/$36,000 total to Oregon students applying to the University of Oregon. Awarded on academics, leadership and service, the scholarship is open to applicants with a minimum GPA 3.85 and 1300 SAT/28 ACT. Students must apply for admission to UO by 1/15/20 and follow with the on-line scholarship application by 1/31/20. Transcript and test scores required. http://financialaid.uoregon.edu/uo_presidential_scholarship
1/15/20 Society of Women Engineers, Willamette Valley Section – in cooperation with Georgia Pacific and Hewlett Packard 12 Four awards ranging from $1,000-$1,500 to female students interested in pursuing a BS degree in engineering, from Willamette Valley and Central Oregon Coast areas. Selection is based on academic achievement, community involvement and/or work experience. One scholarship gives preference to students with financial need. Application includes essay, two letters of recommendation and transcripts. Submit by mail. https://sites.google.com/site/wvsorswe/scholarships
1/15/20 OSEA Guy Davis and Past Presidents Scholarships 12 $1250 and $1500 awards to students with a close relative (or legal guardian) who is a member of OSEA (Oregon School Employees Association).  Both scholarships are judged from one application. Requires 3.0+GPA, transcript, 300-word essay (see website for prompt), resume, and a letter of recommendation. https://www.osea.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/2020-Guy-Davis-Application-2.pdf
2/18/20 OSAC – Oregon Student Access Commission (Early Bird Deadline) 12 One of the best ways for Oregon students to apply for over 600 scholarships (in- and out-of-state) ranging from $1,000-$10,000 with one easy online application. Early applications (by Feb 18) are entered into a drawing for a $1000 OSAC scholarship. Regular deadline is March 2. The application requires transcripts and personal statements. No minimum GPA or financial-need requirement for some scholarships. Completed FAFSA or ORSAA application recommended. Undocumented students welcome to apply. http://www.oregonstudentaid.gov/scholarships.aspx
12/1/19-7/31/20 Various Scholarships for Native Americans, Native Alaskans, Native Hawaiians, Indigenous Pacific Islanders 12 Awards of various amounts for Native Americans, Native Alaskans, Native Hawaiians, and indigenious Pacific Islanders. Requirements vary. See website for details. http://www.itcnet.org/about_us/scholarships.html
Ongoing RaiseMe Micro-scholarships 9-12 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/
Various Asian American Journalists Association 12+ college Multiple scholarships and internships ranging from $500-$5,000 for students pusuing journalism as a career. http://www.aaja.org/scholarships-internship-grants

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.

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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.”

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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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