Scholarships

Click here to see recommended scholarship search platforms and other financial-aid opportunities below.

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.

SCHOLARSHIPS
Last updated: 6/7/2018                QUESTIONS? VISIT THE CAREER CENTER (CC)
Due Date Scholarship Name Grade Description How to Apply
6/15/18 Tom Jones Scholarship (PCFCU) 12 New extended deadline. $2,500 awarded to a current member of Pacific Cascade Federal Credit Union. Considers community service, academics and financial need. https://www.wesaveyou.com/2018/01/scholarship-awards-2/
6/15/18 Horatio Alger Career & Technical Scholarship 12 Up to $2500 awards to students with plans to enroll at a community college to pursue and complete a career or technical program. 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/
6/22/18 Northwest Career Colleges Federation Scholarship – Careers That Work! 12 Five $1,000 scholarships to SEHS students interested in attending a participating career college. Broad program offerings range from medical, dental and office assistant to HVAC, web-design and electrician/plumbing apprentice. See Lori if interested in applying. http://www.nwcareercolleges.org/scholarships/careers-that-work/ Note that application must be submitted by SEHS Career Center – See Lori Sauter.
6/23/18 Balanced Man Scholarship-Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity at OSU 12 A total of $4000 awarded to males attending OSU in the fall. Selection criteria seeks balance across academics, athletics, leadership and community service and/or work history. No fraternity affiliation is required. http://osuspe.chapterspot.com/page.php?pageid=6
6/30/18 Bill Brainard Memorial Scholarship 12 One $1000 award will be made to American Indian/Alaska Native student who lives in Oregon and will be attending a college degree program or certified technical or trade program. Must be registered in a federally recognized tribe. Click here or go to the Career Center for an application.
6/30/18 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 full-time postsecondary course of study in a degree program at an Oregon State institution in the current scholarship year. http://nfb-oregon.org/home/scholarships/scholarships/nfboregon_scholarship_info.php
6/30/18 Sterling Law Offices 12 $1000 award for a student with minimum 3.0 GPA. Open to all majors. Please note: the online application asks for school of enrollment and college student ID#. Enter “college pending” for school, and use high school ID# if you haven’t yet chosen a college. Essay and cover letter required. http://www.sterlinglawyers.com/scholarship/
6/30/18 Gabriel and Christine Chiu Review It Scholarship 12 $1,000 awarded to the best movie review. Must be planning to attend college or university in the U.S. no later than September 2018 and GPA of 2.5 or greater. http://www.chiureviews.com/
7/1/18 Solar Alliance Scholarship 12 $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/
8/31/18 Aspiring Nurse Scholarship 12 One $1,000 award to an aspiring nurse who best demonstrates a track record of academic excellence and a passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare. Requires 500-word essay. This is a national search, supporting LPN/LVN, AND and BSN programs. https://www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com/articles/2018-aspiring-nurse-scholarship
9/15/18 Gates Scholarship 12 300 good-through-graduation scholarships to academically excellent, Pell-eligible, minority high school seniors with demonstrated leadership abilities. This is a national search. Scholars will receive funding for the full cost of attendance, not already covered by other financial aid and expected family contribution, EOB (as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, FAFSA). The 2018 application will open over the summer, on-line. To prepare now, review 2017 information. https://www.thegatesscholarship.org/scholarship
9/26/18 Beat the Odds Scholarship – Stand for Children Leadership Center 12 Awards $10,000 to a Eugene-Springfield area senior with financial need, graduating from Oregon public high schools in 2019, who has “beat the odds” by succeeding in school despite hardships like poverty, disability, homelessness or personal tragedy. Requires GPA 3.0+ and participation in activities that are helpful to others, personal essay, and letters of recommendation. https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/50721-Stand-For-Children-Leadership-Center
9/27/18 Questbridge National College Match for Seniors 12 The QuestBridge National College Match is a college and scholarship appllication process that helps outstanding low-income high school seniors 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 top-tier universities. For families earning less than $65,000/year for a family of four. Materials for 2018 will be released over the summer. To get started now, join the QuestBridge email list and look over the 2017 materials. https://www.questbridge.org/materials-and-videos

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 2017 according to reviews.com:





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 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:

http://automaticfulltuition.yolasite.com/

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

http://competitivefulltuition.yolasite.com/

FOR LCC-BOUND STUDENTS WITH LESS THAN 2.5 GPA:

The Lane Foundation Scholarships linked here welcome applicants with less than a 2.5 GPA. (There are many foundation scholarships available for students with GPAs above 2.5, as well. To apply: First apply online for an L#.  Then apply for all Lane Foundation Scholarships with a single application. The scholarships’ application is due yearly on March 2nd.  Come to the career center for additional help.)

FOR NATIVE AMERICAN STUDENTS:

http://www.collegefund.org/students_and_alumni/content/scholarships

http://onacc.org/resources/scholarships/

http://www.itcnet.org/about_us/scholarships.html (for native Americans, native Alaskans, native Hawaiians, indigenous Pacific Islanders)

FOR BLACK STUDENTS:

BlackStudents.com: The Online Guide to Scholarships, Financial Aid, and More for African American Students

FOR LGBTQ AND STRAIGHT ALLY STUDENTS:

Pride Foundation Scholarships

FOR HISPANIC AND LATINO STUDENTS:

Fastweb Hispanic/Latino Scholarships

MALDEF: The Latino Legal Voice for Civil Rights in America

DREAMers Scholarships (These scholarships are only available for attendance at a very limited number of colleges).

Scholarships open to undocumented students

FOR NEW AMERICANS AND MINORITIES:

Guide to Scholarships for New Americans and Minorities

FOR SINGLE MOTHERS:

http://www.bestcolleges.com/financial-aid/scholarships-for-single-mothers/

http://oedb.org/single-mother-grant/

FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES:

https://scholarsapply.org/pwdscholarship/

FOR WOMEN:

http://oedb.org/scholarships/women/