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Check local scholarships. Many community organizations, churches, and clubs offer scholarships. Your high school guidance counselor, and/or Aspire Coordinator, should be able to provide information about most of them, and can refer you to sponsors who can provide applications and information.
Sample Scholarship Inquiry Letter
Don’t Get Scammed! Unfortunately, in their efforts to pay the bills, many students and their families are falling prey to scholarship scams. For more information on avoiding scams, visit the Federal Trade Commission’s “Scholarship Scams” page by clicking here. In researching sources of college funding, students are encouraged to seek out sources that provide free services and information, such as those listed below. EOU does not endorse any scholarship search services.
The following websites offer additional funding opportunities outside of Eastern Oregon University. EOU is not responsible for and does not endorse any of the material on these sites.
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Beginning Friday, November 1, 2019, high school students, returning students, and adults entering educational and technical programs can apply for OTEC’s annual scholarship program.
OTEC will award a total of 32 scholarships: 22 academic scholarships, four trade school scholarships and two linemen scholarships. Four awards will go to the brand-new OTEC-EOU Rural Scholarship program and are designated for freshman who plan to attend and graduate from EOU. Each academic scholarship is $5,000 and 10 of the 22 academic scholarships are earmarked for returning college students.
OTEC scholarships will now be offered online. Each link will take you to a description of the scholarship along with the requirements/criteria. At the bottom of the description, you will find an “Apply” button. Once you create a username and login, you can view and save the application as you go.
Amazon Web Services InCommunities is excited to offer $2,500 renewable scholarships to eligible high school seniors who plan to pursue a STEM-related education.
Applications are now open to students until March 29. 2022. The AWS InCommunities Scholarship Program offers scholarships to high school seniors who plan to pursue science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects at higher education institutions in designated districts of California, Oregon, Ohio, and Virginia, where the company has data center operations.
Eligible applicants must:
Again, the deadline to apply is March 29, 2022.
For more details and to apply, visit https://learnmore.scholarsapply.org/awsincommunities today!
Developed in partnership with UNCF, The Slater-Millner Scholars Program will provide need-based scholarships to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) rising college sophomores majoring in pre-medicine with a demonstrated interest in providing healthcare to underserved communities.
Selected recipients will receive $2,500 in the sophomore year, $5,000 in the junior year, and $7,500 in the senior year, and access to the Ascension Medical Educators – Aspiring Physicians Program to receive advising and mentoring services. Preference will be given to applicants who reside in, or are permanent residents of, the state of Massachusetts.
Applicants who do not meet all eligibility and application requirements will not be considered for this scholarship opportunity.
Applicant contact information will be shared with the scholarship Grantor.
Selected finalists will be contacted by UNCF in July 2022, and shall be required to submit an official transcript and copy of their financial aid award letter.
OPEN DATE: 4/12/2022 12:00 AM EST
CLOSE DATE: 5/19/2022 11:59 PM EST
Students enrolled in an Agricultural Studies program at an Oregon school are eligible to apply for this award. Applicants must have 2.8 cumulative GPA minimum and be enrolled full time.
Student must complete the below application and submit via email to AG.Education@oregonstate.edu
Application deadline is February 7th, 2023
Soroptimist is a global women’s organization whose members work to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. Soroptimist programs focus on providing women and girls with access to education, which is one of the most effective ways to end social problems disproportionately affecting women and girls. Scholarships and awards are available to students who have graduated from a Union County High School or have lived in Union County for more than five years. The scholarships/awards range from $1,000 to $3,000. Application information here
The Elks National Foundation, provides $3.74 million in college scholarships each year through its three scholarship programs:
The primary purpose of the Scholarship Fund shall be the furtherance of higher education, trades and other vocations of worthy graduates of North Powder High School, Union County, Oregon and of all the high schools located in Baker County, Oregon who at the time of their graduation are residents of Baker County or attend North Powder High School. In addition, the trustee is authorized to make scholarships grants to recipients of general equivalency diplomas (GED’s) issued by a duly accredited institution in Oregon, provided that the recipient is a resident of North Powder School District or Baker County at the time of receiving the diploma.
We believe that our community’s future depends on education. And our donors agree. With more than 439 scholarship funds that make higher education and training more accessible, OCF has one of the largest scholarship programs of its kind in the country. Every year, we award more than $8 million through 3,300 scholarships. Scholarships are available for graduates of specific high schools, students interested in a certain subject, and many other types of students. If you’re interested in pursuing higher education, we probably have a scholarship that can help you realize your dream.
P.E.O. is an international philanthropic organization dedicated to the advancement of women through education. Through scholarships, grants, awards, loans, and stewardship of Cottey College, we strive to support and motivate women to achieve their highest aspirations. For a listing of scholarships, eligibility requirements, and deadlines, please see the P.E.O. Projects and Philanthropies web page.
Earnest Student Loans, a Navient Company, each year sets aside a portion of their profits to give back as scholarships. They are holding a no essay scholarship drawing. They will select 50 students to revieve a $5000 scholarship. This is open to any student that will be pursuing a 4-year or graduate degree in the Fall. For a listing of the scholarship, eligibility requirements, and deadlines, please see the Earnest Student Loans scholarship webiste.
The Great Albany Public Schools is offering a tuition assistance program similar to the Federal TEACH Grant. The award varies between $1,000 – $4,000 per year. The program requires that students maintain all requirements towards degree completion including passing required tests, maintain a 2.5 GPA, and regularly attend cohort meetings. Upon graduation, the student must teach in one of the Greater Albany Public Schools for at least 3 years. For a listing of eligibility requirements and deadlines, please see the Teacher Development Scholarship Program Contract.
Union County high school senior girls planning to attend Eastern Oregon University are eligible for this $3000 scholarship ($1000 per term) provided by Chapters I, CO, and DK of La Grande, Oregon. For an application and instructions, please contact your high school advisor as application packets are provided to each high school in Union County at the beginning of the school year. You may also contact Kathy Christensen at firstname.lastname@example.org. The scholarship deadline is March 30.
This is a $1000 scholarship supported by Chapter DK memorial contributions. Eligible applicants must be women who have graduated from a Union County high school, will be at least a sophomore in college starting fall term, and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. For an application packet, please contact Teresa Gustafson at email@example.com. The scholarship deadline is March 30.
Oregon FFA offers scholarships for Oregon resident students. The FFA Organization is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. Applications can be found on the Oregon FFA website at oregonffa.com/scholarships-2/
The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation supports more than 1,400 college students each year, with annual scholarships of $3.4 million through two nationally recognized programs on behalf of the Coca-Cola System. Scholarship recipients excel academically and in service to others. Most Coca-Cola Scholars share a passion for social justice and many have overcome tremendous challenges to pursue their dreams. High school seniors throughout the United States who meet the eligibility requirements may apply for one of our four-year, achievement-based scholarships.
Five, $7,000 scholarships are awarded and funded through the generosity of Association Member, Peter W. Scott. The Horatio Alger Oregon Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to students in the State of Oregon who have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity and who aspire to pursue higher education.
Open to higher education students entering their junior and senior year of Undergraduate study, the scholarship program continues to grow in both the number of scholarships offered each year and the amount of each scholarship. Each scholarship recipient is selected by the Scholarship Program Board of Directors, and each recipient both demonstrates and exceeds the program standards, which include: a strong motivation to pursue a healthcare career, academic excellence, a dedication to community service, and a need for financial support of their education. Scholarship winners, beyond receiving their monetary award, are invited to attend a Winner’s Reception and Dinner in Boston, where they are honored and given the opportunity to meet the Gallagher Student Staff, the Scholarship Board Members, and other Gallagher Student Friends and Associates.
During the fall 2015 scholarship cycle, VUF will award up to three (3) scholarships to eligible recipients. Each award is for up to $20,000, and is non-renewable. Award recipients must be:
The U.S. Army Medical Department can help take away the worry of how you’ll pay for school. The F. Edward Hébert Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program is available to qualifying students who wish to earn professional degrees from accredited medical, dental, optometry, veterinary, psychiatric nurse practitioner, clinical or counseling psychology programs. We will pay 100 percent of your tuition, plus we will also pay for required books, equipment and most academic fees. Qualifying medical and dental students are also eligible to receive a $20,000 sign-on bonus.
There are many circumstances that can make financing college harder for disabled students. Disabilities often prevent students from attending school full-time, making it harder to qualify for financial aid and scholarships reserved for those with full-time status, prevent students from working part-time jobs to offset tuition costs, require access to accommodations or support that are not provided or covered by schools, and require medical care that is not covered by school-sponsored insurance plans. Fortunately, there are many financing options and benefits available to disabled students. This is our guide to the opportunities out there.
“To provide an abundant huntable wildlife resource in Oregon for present and future generations, enhancement of wildlife habitat and protection of hunter’s rights.”
Student should be graduating from a Union or Wallowa County High School, currently enrolled in college at EOU with a minimum of a 2.5 GPA, or attending another University or College whose permanent residence is located in Union or Wallowa Counties. Student must support the preservation of the hunting tradition and actively participate in hunting sports. A copy of your current hunting license is required. For complete list of qualifications and application, contact the EOU Financial Aid office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Three awards given up to $1500. Application must be postmarked by May 10th.
The Pacific Northwest Association for College Admission Counseling (PNACAC) is pleased to offer scholarships to students in our region! Multiple students who attend school in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington will be selected for one-time, non-renewable scholarships ranging from $500-$1000. Students from diverse backgrounds and all family income backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2019 at midnight.
Scholarships are awarded to Oregon students with at least a Sophomore standing who are majoring in Agriculture, Agriculture Business Management, Agriculture Production, Agriculture related industry. Awards available up to $3,000 as determined by scholarship committee. FAFSA not required for award. Must apply with transcripts and three letters of recommendation. Application deadline is May 28th, 2017.
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We are accepting entries for the Bridging the Dream Scholarship Program for Graduate Students between January 3, 2020 and February 14, 2020. This scholarship was established for students who will be enrolled at least half-time in postsecondary graduate study at an accredited graduate college or university in the United States for the entire 2020-2021 academic year.
Four (4) awards of $20,000 will be granted. One award will be granted to students in each of the following fields of major:
Applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered for an award:
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The $500 Strengthen Your College List Scholarship closes on October 31, 2019.
All you need to do is add at least 3 reach colleges, 2 match colleges, and 1 safety college to your list.
Applying to college is a complicated process, so we’ve created a program that guides you through it. It doesn’t require an essay, application, or minimum GPA. Instead, it rewards your effort and initiative. Complete key steps along your path to college for a chance to earn scholarships.
“There are many scholarships and grants available for educators and those thinking of becoming educators. [Teacher.org has] included details … on numerous scholarships that are offered in the United States.”
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