Outside Scholarship Resources
How do I find out about 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 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.
Pierce Library Held Resources:
Helpful Scholarship Search Sites:
State of Oregon
Area High Schools — Local Scholarships
External links maintained by respective school districts.
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.
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 $2,000 to $5,000.
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.
EOU Tri-Chapter Scholarship Fund
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.
Chapter DK P.E.O. Memorial Scholarship Fund
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.
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.
- 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
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.
- 3.00 cumulative unweighted GPA or higher.
- Currently enrolled student who is in their senior year of high school in the states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon or Washington and plans to attend a regionally accredited college or university in the fall -OR- Currently enrolled student who attends a two-year college in the states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon or Washington and plans to attend a regionally accredited college or university in the fall.
- Submitted the video essay submission form by the deadline of 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.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s FREE scholarship search tool
Search more than 7,500 scholarships, fellowships, grants, and other financial aid award opportunities. You can:
- Look through the whole list of scholarships, arranged in order of closest deadline
- Narrow your list with “Search by keyword.” Enter a keyword about the type of award you’re looking for
- Use the filters to see only awards for certain award types, locations, level of study, and more
Information available in this tool is provided under license by Gale Group, Inc., a part of Cengage Learning, Inc. All Rights Reserved. © Copyright 2019, Gale Group, Inc.
Some of the information is provided by CareerOneStop directly.
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