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SCHOLARSHIPS

Last updated 5/9/2019
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Due Date Scholarship Name Grade Description How to Apply
5/15/19 Tom Jones Scholarship (PCFCU) 12 $2,500 awarded to a current member of Pacific Cascade Federal Credit Union. Must be a PCFCU member, not just a child of a member. Considers community service, academics, and financial need. https://wesaveyou.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Scholarship-Jones-Application.pdf
5/15/19 Fritz vonAppen Scholarship 12 $2,500 awarded to a current member of Pacific Cascade Federal Credit Union. Must be a PCFCU member, not just a child of a member. Considers community service, academics, and financial need. https://wesaveyou.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Scholarship-VonAppen-Application.pdf
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. https://naacplanecounty.org/resources-and-help/mattiescholarship/
5/16/19 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, resume, 80 hours of community service, and a 300-word essay. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HPu5c28imXvDDXxeGfkZeg9TRcKbdUia/view?usp=sharing
5/17/19 Dr. Niles Outstanding Student Award 12 $1,000 award to a patient, or past patient, of Dr. Niles. Along with transcripts, the application requires a one-page essay describing achievements in academics, leadership and citizenship. https://drive.google.com/file/d/13GvgHZjBPS8sEAY8wW1wvd-J4KggSBC_/view
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. https://www.bryancameroneducationfoundation.org/
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. http://www.casaoforegon.org/content/sister-adele-scholarship-0
5/24/19 Oregon Sports Hall of Fame and Museum MacTarnahan Scholarship 12 This organization awards up to six $3,000 scholarships to Oregon high school seniors graduating in the year 2019. Recipients are chosen on the basis of financial need, athletic accomplishment, academic achievement and community involvement. Minimum academic requirements: GPA of 3.3, SAT of 1000 or ACT of 20. Scholarship funds must be used at an institution of higher education within Oregon. http://oregonsportshall.org/programs/
5/31/19 Saidie Orr Dunbar Nursing Education Fund 12 $1000 to $3000 awards to students accepted to a nursing degree program in an institution of higher learning. Must practice in Oregon upon graduation. Emphasis given to preparation in public health nursing. http://www.lung.org/local-content/_content-items/our-initiatives/education-and-training/mpor-saidie-orr-dunbar-nursing-scholarship.html
6/1/19 Associated General Contractors Workforce Development 12+ Multiple renewable scholarships up to $1,000 open to anyone who is planning to attend a technical school or approved craft training program in any discipline of construction. Requires completed online application form, online evaluation by an instructor or employer, and transcript. https://www.agc.org/learn/education-and-research-foundation/scholarship-program
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. Requires FAFSA or ORSA. https://oregonstudentaid.gov/oregon-promise.aspx
6/15/19 Horatio Alger Career & Technical Scholarship 12 1,020 awards of up to $2,500 ($625 disbursements) to students with plans to enroll at a community college to pursue and complete a 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 critical financial need (Pell grant eligible) and be involved in community service. Minimum 2.0 GPA. https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/about-our-scholarship-programs/technical/
6/30/19 Sterling Law Offices 12+ $1,000 award to a student with minimum 3.0 GPA enrolling full-time in a two- or four-year school or trade school. The online application asks for university name and university student ID#. Enter “college pending” for school, and use high school ID# if you haven’t yet chosen a college. Transcript, essay, and cover letter required. http://www.sterlinglawyers.com/scholarship/
6/30/19 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 an Oregon State institution. http://nfb-oregon.org/home/scholarships/scholarships/nfboregon_scholarship_info.php
6/30/19 Johnston Law Firm Legal Scholarship 12 Award of $750 to a graduating Oregon senior who has been accepted as a first-year student at a college or university in Oregon with intent to pursue a justice or legal related degree (e.g., political science, corrections, forensic science, paralegal studies, legal studies, criminal justice, and criminology). Requires minimum 3.5 GPA, essay, transcript, resume, proof of acceptance to school, photo, and optional letter of recommendation. https://johnston-lawfirm.com/legal-scholarship/
7/1/19 Balanced Man Scholarship-Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity at OSU 12 Multiple awards of $500 to $2,000 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://oregonstate.sigep.org/bms/
7/1/19 Solar Alliance Scholarship 12 National competition for one $1000 Scholarship awarded by the Solar Action Alliance. Minimum 3.2 GPA. Submit 500-1000 word essay to answer, “What excites you most about the future of solar?” https://solaractionalliance.org/scholarship/
7/31/19 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/
9/13/19 Cameron Impact Scholarship 12 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. https://www.bryancameroneducationfoundation.org/
10/25/19 US Bank Student Union Scholarship 12+ college One $20,000, one $10,000, and three $5,000 scholarships awarded from a random drawing to students who complete 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. https://financialiq.usbank.com/index/manage-your-household/student-center/enter-to-win-the-student-union-scholarship.html
Ongoing RaiseMe Micro-scholarships 9+ 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/

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 COLLEGE: This 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 PLATFORMS: Reviews.com 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 reviews.com:

Collegescholarships.org 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:

  • Scholarships.com
    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.”

 

OTHER FINANCIAL AID OPPORTUNITIES: 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!AUTOMATIC FULL TUITION/RIDE SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED BY U.S. COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES WITHOUT REGARD TO NEED:

COMPETITIVE FULL TUITION/RIDE SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED BY U.S. COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES WITHOUT REGARD TO NEED:

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