How do I find out about Scholarships?

Hit the books. Doing research can help you find scholarships you may not have otherwise known about. Most public and campus libraries carry scholarship guides. Ask your librarian or guidance counselor for help. Also look under “financial aid,” “student aid,” and “scholarships.” Ask employers. Your parents might already be aware of scholarships provided for children of employees. If not, the human resources department is usually the place to check to find out what is available. If you are employed, check with your employer to see if scholarships are available. 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. 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 for-profit scholarship search services.

Helpful Scholarship Search Sites:




College Board

College Scholarships.org



Sallie Mae


International Scholarships

The following scholarship notices below, 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.

Oregon Trail Electric Co-Op (OTEC)

OTEC is committed to supporting the overall health of the communities we serve.  One of the ways we do this is by awarding twenty-eight $5,000 scholarships to deserving students throughout our service territory. Scholarships are available for first time college students, returning students and those students who would like to pursue a career in the electrical energy industry by enrolling in line school. Scholarships are funded through unclaimed capital credits and their earnings. They do not affect electric rates. Applications are made available in the fall, usually November 1 of each year. Applications must be received by 5pm on Friday, January 15th, 2016 to be accepted. OTEC will not accept any late or incomplete scholarship applications. Please carefully review the application criteria and the application itself – the process has changed from last year. Applications must be emailed to Lara Petitclerc-Stokes at lpetitclerc@otecc.com.

Elks National Foundation

The Elks National Foundation, provides $3.74 million in college scholarships each year through its three scholarship programs; Most Valuable Student Scholarships, Legacy Awards, Emergency Educational Grants.

The Ford Family Foundation

The Ford Family Foundation serves the people and communities of Oregon and Siskiyou County, CA, and, in some cases, other regions. Many recipients enthusiastically declare that the Scholarship Programs are about “so much more than the money.” Our selection committees strive to select recipients whose past and potential are worthy of special support. We work to develop a long-term relationship with such students – not simply to bestow a scholarship. We look for applicants of all ages with unique attributes who may not have had the encouragement, the opportunity or the financial means to attend or to complete their higher education. These candidates demonstrate an understanding of the value of work, taking responsibility, giving back and helping others.  The FFF is comprised of four different scholarship programs; Ford Scholars, Ford Opportunity, Ford ReStart, and Sons and Daughterse of Employees of Roseburg Forest Products Co. Application deadline is March 1, 2016.

Leo Adler Foundation

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. Application deadline is April 1, 2016.

The Oregon Community Foundation

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. Application deadline is March 1, 2016, unless specified otherwise.

National Wild Turkey Federation – Union County Chapter 

Apply for the Third Annual, Dale Schellin NWTF Scholarship, provided by the Union County chapter! Applications are due, December 30, 2015.

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation

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. The application deadline is October 31, 2015.

Horatio Alger Oregon Scholarship Program

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.

Grasshopper Entrepreneur Scholarship

Founded by two entrepreneurs, Grasshopper has been making it easier to start and grow a small business since 2003. Back then, we started as just two guys with a dream and to date have served over 150,000 entrepreneurs (and we’re still growing). Today our commitment to helping entrepreneurs is stronger than ever, and to that end we are proud to introduce the Grasshopper Entrepreneur Scholarship, designed to help young entrepreneurs afford the rising cost of education and help them along the road to entrepreneurship. Grasshopper will award one (1) $5000 scholarship for the best submitted entry determined by our judges. Available to any current college student or incoming freshman enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in a spring, summer, or fall 2016 semester. Student must be enrolled in an accredited American college, university or trade school. Deadline is April 30, 2016.


Smoking has killed more people than every American war combined, and more than 10 times over. Many victims of tobacco addiction feel as though they are fighting a war themselves. With the QuitDay.org Scholarship, we want to challenge current and prospective college students to share their story on how we can make the world smoke-free. Every year, we select three winners in the essay contest. The winners will receive awards toward their tuition at their respective colleges and universities. The winning applicants for first, second and third place receive scholarships in the amounts of $2,000, $700 and $300, respectively. The scholarship awards may only be used to pay for college tuition and/or education-related expenses. There are no costs associated with submitting an application for this scholarship. Application deadline is March 31, 2016.


Teacher.org believes that teachers have the power to inspire our future. Your dedication to the field of education is immensely commendable. Whether you are an experienced teacher who is continuing their education, or a teacher candidate who has just begun the process – we want to support you. With that said, Teacher.org is offering a $2,500 scholarship to help you pay for your education and other associated expenses. Simply fill out the form and answer the question in order to apply. Application deadline is April 1, 2016. 

National Founder’s Graduate Business Student Scholarship

Brown, PC is now accepting applications for the firm’s Founder’s Scholarship, a $500 stipend which will be awarded to a U.S. graduate business student with a demonstrated interest in entrepreneurship. The award will be paid directly to the student, and can be used for any expenses related to education, including but not limited to tuition, room, board, books, or commuting expenses. Submission deadline is December 11, 2015.

Future of Assisted Living Scholarship

SeniorAdvisor.com, the premier ratings and reviews site for senior services providers nationwide, is proud to announce our second annual scholarship for advancement in higher education. This is a general scholarship which will award each of the selected applicants with a financial donation of $2,000. This scholarship will be awarded to students enrolled in an accredited college or university during the academic year. The annual scholarship award is for two (2) students enrolled in an associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree or graduate level program at an accredited 2-year college or 4-year university. Submission deadline is December 31, 2015.

Gallagher Student Health Careers Scholarship Program

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.

Construction Financial Management Association – Portland Chapter

The Portland Chapter of CFMA, awards scholarships to students with accounting, finance, or construction management majors. All students who apply by the deadline and meet the minimum requirements specified in the instructions are eligible for these scholarships. The Portland Chapter CFMA offers scholarships to qualified full-time students in area colleges. The Chapter has awarded $93,000 of scholarships since the program began 16 years ago, with $18,500 of that amount awarded to employees of member companies. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $3,000.

Veterans United Foundation

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: 

  • A  surviving spouse or surviving child of a fallen active duty service member or fallen Veteran of the United States Armed Forces
  • Currently enrolled or planning to enroll in a college or university by the spring semester of 2016
  • Pursuing a trade or professional certificate, associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree, graduate, post-graduate or doctoral degree
  • Willing and able to provide a copy of your most recent full FAFSA filing
  • Comfortable sharing your personal story and aspirations for the future with others on camera
  • Willing to supply fallen parent or spouse military documents relevant to award criteria
  • Willing to supply VUF with receipts or invoices related to eligible educational costs as they are incurred in order to receive payment. Eligible costs include tuition, books, fees, school materials, and some aspects of room and board as determined by the Foundation. Payments may be made directly to the school or reimbursed to the award recipient

Army Health Professions Scholarship Program

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. 

Ensurify Safe Driving Scholarship

At Ensurify, our goal is to spread awareness about the importance of safe driving habits. We require all applicants to write a personal and impactful essay on the topics of safety, and social awareness while driving. All scholarship winners will be awarded $1,000, a certificate of recognition, and will be featured on our site. Applicants must be enrolled at an accredited four-year university or two-year college, graduate school, community college, or trade school, and be willing to prove active student status by submitting transcript or official letter of enrollment from the university. Submission deadline is January 15, 2016.

Students with Disabilities

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. 

Equity Foundation

Equity Foundation is proud to host some of Oregon’s longest standing scholarships. Our scholarship program is supported by members of the LGBTQ and allied community who are committed to assisting students of all ages fund their education. Our scholarships support students with a variety of interests and backgrounds, such as activists working to advance LGBTQ rights, students majoring in fine arts and humanities, and LGBTQ adults who are have gone back to school.

Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships - Sodexo Foundation

The Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships recognize and reward students who have made a significant impact in the fight against hunger. The scholarship recipients each receive $5,000 for their education as well as a matching grant in their name for the hunger-related charity of their choice. The Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarship is named for the Sodexo Foundation’s founder and former president, who was an unstoppable champion in the fight to end hunger. Thanks to Steve’s efforts, which made these scholarships possible, an emerging generation of leaders will be cultivated in the fight against hunger. The application period for the Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarship is October 5 through December 5, 2015. Apply now and you could #GET5GIVE5 in your hometown!  

Become an Educator Scholarship

A big part of our overall mission at ToBecomeATeacher.org is to provide all of the resources a new teacher or soon to become teacher will need to successfully navigate their educational and career path. One of the most difficult parts is finding ways to pay for the education training required. This $1,000 scholarship is awarded once per year, to (2) deserving candidates who are working to become a teacher, but don’t have the financial means to complete their educational training. 





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