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National scholarship search platforms and other financial-aid opportunities.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Last updated 6/15/2021
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Due Date Scholarship Name Grade Description How to Apply
6/25/21  US Bank Student Scholarship   12+ college One $20,000 and one $5,000 scholarship awarded from a random drawing to students who complete online 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. Must be enrolled in college/university by 9/1/21 to be eligible. https://financialiq.usbank.com/index/manage-your-household/student-center/enter-to-win-the-student-union-scholarship.html
6/25/21   Navigate Your Future   12 One $2,500 award for a senior planning a career in general aviation. Will be used for one year of full-time undergraduate study in an aviation-related program at an accredited college or university. Must be able to demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in general aviation. Requires high school transcript showing rank in graduating class; letter of recommendation; letter of acceptance from college/university; and personal statement discussing career goals, education plan, flight training goals and two or more reasons why you should be chosen. http://www.nata.aero/scholarships/navigate-your-future-scholarship.aspx?utm_source=Oregon+GEAR+UP+Newsletter&utm_campaign=a7851c08c0-GEARUPNewsletter_5_27_20&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1178be9b0e-a7851c08c0-1281317657
6/30/21  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 a school in Oregon. Requires transcript, two letters of recommendation, ACT/SAT scores, a phone interview, and certificate of legal blindness. https://www.nfb-oregon.org/scholarships.php
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
7/31/21  College Board Opportunity Scholarship     11 Multiple awards of $500 to Juniors for completing steps to prepare for college. Students enter prize drawings as they complete preparation steps including: build a college list, practice for the SAT, complete your FAFSA, and more. The more steps completed, the more drawings students are eligible to enter. Deadlines vary by task. The contest culminates in a $40,000 prize drawing for students who complete all six steps. No citizenship required. https://opportunity.collegeboard.org/
7/31/21  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/
8/1/21  NALS of Oregon Scholarship Fund  12 Up to $1,000 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%). Application requires transcript and 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. https://nalsoforegonscholarshipfundinc.org/student-applications/
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/
9/10/21  Cameron Impact Scholarship (Final Due Date)      12 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. Requires transcript and two letters of recommendation. Only the first 3,000 applications will be reviewed so apply early. U.S. citizenship required. https://www.bryancameroneducationfoundation.org/
9/12/21  Student Blood Drive Incentive Program  Age 16+ Awards of $250 and more to students for hosting a blood drive between June 7 and September 12. Choice of two types of blood drives this year: a two-week virtual blood drive for donations at any location or a half-day takeover with scheduled donor appointments at a specific donor center. Includes a Certificate of Excellence in leadership and project management experience. https://www.bloodworksnw.org/donate/host-blood-drive/scholarship-drives
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
9/28/21  Questbridge National College Match for Seniors  12 This is a college and scholarship application process that helps outstanding low-income students 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 40 top-tier universities. For families earning less than $65,000/year for a family of four. Citizenship not required. The application opens in late summer for Class of 2022. Sign up at website to be notified when application opens in summer. https://www.questbridge.org/high-school-students/national-college-match

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 LGBTQ AND STRAIGHT ALLY STUDENTS:

FOR HISPANIC AND LATINX STUDENTS:

FOR NEW AMERICANS, IMMIGRANTS, and MINORITIES:

FOR ASIANS and PACIFIC ISLANDERS:

FOR SINGLE MOTHERS:

FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES:

FOR WOMEN:

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