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2019 Douglas Timber Operators Scholarship! Three $2,500 Scholarships will be awarded to students who have the intention to major in a natural resources related field.

 

Who is Eligible:

  • Applicants must be residents of Coos, Douglas, or Lane counties.
    • Applicants must have the intention to major in a natural resources related field
    • Eligible institutions include any public or private accredited post-secondary institution in Oregon or out-of-state.

Application Procedure (Please Read Carefully):

  • Attach a sealed official transcript of all high school course work through 1st semester of senior year including current GPA and/or transcript of all college courses taken. Please be sure SAT and/or ACT results are included.
  • Applications must be received by April 19, 2019.
  • Include three letters of recommendation.
  • PLEASE DO NOT staple applications.

Mail applications to:  

Douglas Timber Operators

Attn: Scholarship Committee

3000 Stewart Parkway, Suite 104

Roseburg, OR 97471

 

Selections:

  • The Douglas Timber Operators’ Scholarship Committee will select recipients. Applicants will be evaluated according to academic achievement, participation in school and community service activities, a written personal statement by the applicant, student needs and letters of recommendation.
  • The Douglas Timber Operators’ Scholarship Committee will schedule an interview with the finalists on a Saturday in late April or May in Roseburg. In case of an interview, each finalist will be asked to respond to specific questions and may be asked to clarify their responses to previously completed application form and written statement.

 

Award Notification:

  • The Douglas Timber Operators’ Scholarship recipients will be selected no later than May 31, 2019.   Notification will occur soon after that date.

Amount of the Award:

  • There will be three awards given of $2,500 each for educational cost. “Educational cost” includes tuition, fees and books. These awards will be given to at least one high school student continuing on to college and one currently enrolled college student.

Disbursement:

  • A scholarship check in the student’s name will be forwarded to the institution prior to the beginning of the fall quarter/semester.

Checklist:

  1. Application
  2. Three Letters of Recommendation
  3. Copy of SAT and/or ACT results
  4. Copy of official transcript through 1st semester senior year and/or transcript of college coursework

 

 

 Interested? Click HERE for the application

 

 

ELIGIBILITY
 This scholarship opportunity is open to all graduating seniors in the class of 2019 who live in, or attend school in, the Fern Ridge Library District. Students who volunteer at the Fern Ridge Library may also apply. Applicants must have a 3.0 or higher grade point average as of the end of the fall semester of their senior year. Preference will be given to students who have volunteered at the Fern Ridge Library.
 Student must demonstrate a sincere desire to continue his/her education at an accredited post-secondary institution.
 Student must complete this application form and answer each of the questions listed on the reverse.
Submit this form and your answers to the Fern Ridge Library (88026 Territorial Rd., Veneta, OR 97487) by Tuesday, April 2 at 5 pm.

Click HERE for a copy of the Application. You can also pick up an application at the EHS Library, EHS Counseling Center, or Fern Ridge Library.

2019 Eugene Masonic Lodge No. 11 Scholarship Guidelines

Amount: $3000

  • Applicants should have a 3.0 or better GPA
  • Applicants must be a good student, prompt with assigned tasks and show good promise of completing at least two years of a specific educational program.
  • Applications MUST BE IN the counselor’s office by April 12, 2019.
  • 3 EHS Students will move on to final selections!
  • Applicants MUST complete the Scholarship Application Form.

Please see Ms. Brittany for questions 🙂

Harrington Family FoundationEstablished in 2014 by Oregon native Joey Harrington, Harrington Family Foundation founder and former NFL quarterback, the 4-year RENEWABLE scholarship is awarded every year to 4 Oregon high school students who demonstrate an aptitude for leadership and plan to attend an Oregon University, college, or trade school, but may need financial assistance getting there.

Four scholarships will be issued for the 2019-2020 academic year. Each scholarship is worth $4,000 per year for a total commitment of $16,000 per student!

To be considered, all applicants must submit a completed application online, which includes a one-page personal essay and two letters of recommendation. Transcripts are not required, nor requested by HFF. There is no application fee. Scholarship recipients will be notified by the second week of April 2019.

The application deadline is March 1, 2019

CLICK HERE to be directed to the online application

CLICK HERE to learn more about HFF’s mission

 

2019 PEACE SCHOLARSHIPS

 

We are looking for Lane County high school seniors with a commitment to Peace and Social Justice to receive Peace Scholarships, one at $1,000 and three at $500

These scholarships are a joint project of Community Alliance of Lane County, a 51 year old local non-profit organization promoting peace and social justice,  the Rotary Club of Eugene and the Rotary E Club of the State of Jefferson. Rotary clubs’ mission includes promoting peace through service worldwide.

These scholarships are locally funded by people who wish to support local students who are committed to peace and social justice and to provide an alternative for students who might otherwise seek money for college through military enlistment.

 

In order to qualify for this scholarship, applicants must meet the following requirements:

Eligibility:

  • Interest and activity as a person of peace and social justice
  • Graduating from a Lane County high school or GED program in 2019
  •  Acceptance in a post secondary education or training institution

 

Application requirements:

  • Completed application (see attached)
  • Official high school transcript
  • Two letters of reference in sealed envelopes.  Do not send a reference from a friend or family member.
  • Essay as described below (SEE Application)

Due date:  postmarked no later than March 8, 2019

Email to: ckvanhouten@comcast.net

Mail to:  Community Alliance of Lane County, 458 Blair Boulevard, Eugene, OR 97402

Send:  Application and essay via email and transcript & letters of reference by snail mail. Or send all via snail mail if you prefer.

Decision criteria:  We may ask to interview the finalists.  Criteria used for award decisions include: the quality of your essay, including how responsive it is to the prompt, evidence of financial need, evidence of peace and social justice commitment.  We will give some preference to applicants of color, immigrants, first in family to attend college, of low income and those who do not have a lot of other scholarship money.

 

APPLICATION AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Hundreds of scholarships available for students with various career interests and GPAs planning to attend LCC. Use one online application to apply for multiple scholarships ranging from $300 to $7000. A completed FAFSA or ORSAA is recommended. Undocumented students are welcome to apply.  Must apply for LCC before applying for LCC Foundation scholarships.

Click HERE to start your application!!

ABOUT

The Eugene Marathon has established a scholarship program for graduating high school students in Lane County. In 2019, TWO (2) $1,500 scholarships will be awarded to students who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in the sport of cross country or track & field, in the classroom and in serving their community.

REQUIREMENTS

To be eligible for a 2019 Eugene Marathon Scholarship, a student must meet the following requirements:

-Must be a graduating high school student-athlete
-Must be a resident of Lane County
-Must have been part of a high school cross country or track & field team during high school -OR- participated in Eugene Marathon event during high school (verification will be required upon applicant selection)
-Must attend a university or institution beginning in Fall 2019
-Submit 2 letters of recommendation with scholarship application (see below)
-Submit an essay in conjunction with the scholarship application (see below)

The 2019 Eugene Marathon Scholarship application period will begin January 15, 2019 and will close on February 28, 2019. Scholarship winners will be contacted in early April and will be honored during the Eugene Marathon Weekend (April 26-28).

ESSAY

Submit an essay of approximately 500 words (essays of more than 700 words will not be considered). This should be submitted in MLA style. PDF and Microsoft Word documents are acceptable forms of submission.

Prompt: “Describe your most meaningful running achievements and how they relate to your field of study and your future goals.”

LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION

You will be asked to submit two letters of recommendations at the end of the application. These should be from a mentor, teacher, administrator, coach, etc. These should not be from family, friends, etc. These letters will serve as reference checks upon scholarship selection. Please communicate this to the person writing your letter of recommendation.

NOTE

Please do NOT start the application until you have completed the essay AND letters of recommendation. These will be submitted at the end of the application and can not be mailed or emailed to the Eugene Marathon for review. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

*You must be signed into a Google account in order to submit this application.*

CONTACT

Urgent questions regarding the application should be submitted to Assistant Race Director Ian Dobson at ian@eugenemarathon.com.

 

Get Application HERE!!!

Who can apply:

  • High school graduating seniors
  • First-time freshmen
  • College undergraduate students

Scholarship Eligibility Criteria:

  • Residency: State of Oregon
  • GPA: 2.50+
  • College Major: Radio Broadcasting, journalism, production, management, broadcast engineering, or another broadcast-related major
  • Career field: Radio broadcasting
  • Must enroll at least half time
  • FAFSA is not required – not based on financial need
  • Apply and compete for one additional year
  • Additional requirement: Provide names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers (not letters) of at least two references/recommendations.

FINAL DEADLINE

May 1, 2019

Apply at:

Eugene Area Radio Stations – EARS Scholarship Application

Award Selection Announced:

June-July 2019

Eugene Area Radio Stations – EARS

Mail: 24700 Norris Road
Junction City, OR 97448
Tel: 541-729-2689
Email:ears.peter@eugeneradio.org

Who We Are

The LKS Foundation is a non profit organization established in 2018 by Larry K. Sharpf.  We offer graduating high school seniors, living in the State of Oregon, scholarships to continue their education at a state or private school, community college or trade school within the State of Oregon. Scholarship amount of $20,000.00 for a 4 year institution is applicable to tuition, room and board only. Several will be awarded per year.  Amount awarded will vary if school chosen is not a 4 year institution.  We aim to help students pursue their dream of getting an education.

Eligibility

  • Cumulative High School GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Annual household income of $50,000 or less.
  • Pass a background check.
  • Resident of Oregon and  U.S. Citizen.
  • Live in Marion, Benton, Linn or Lane County.
  • Be currently pursuing an undergraduate degree at a Junior College, State College, Private College or Trade School in the state of Oregon.
  • Full time student status required.

Larry K. Sharpf Educational Foundation Scholarships are renewable and priority is given to previously awarded recipients for following years (up to 4 years) if college GPA remains a cumulative of 2.75 or higher.

Larry K. Sharpf  Educational Foundation Scholarships are available to individuals without regard to race, religion, national origin, gender, color, disability or age.

We reserve the right to choose recipients based on the criteria stated and the application submitted.  

DEADLINE is MAY 3, 2019!

Click HERE to apply now!!

 

Overview:  Lane Electric is offering one $4,500 scholarship for a Graduating Senior interested in attending Lane Community College (LCC) in the fall. Graduating Senior scholarships are available to dependents of qualifying Lane Electric members.

This application applies to Graduating Seniors who are interested in continuing their education at Lane Community College.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 4, 2019.

Download the application here: 2019-20 Graduating Senior LCC Scholarship Guidelines & Application (PDF)

Overview:  Lane Electric is offering four $1,500 “College of Your Choice” scholarships for persons interested in attending any accredited 2-year or 4-year college in the fall. These “College of Your Choice” scholarships are available to dependents of qualifying and/or qualifying Lane Electric members.

This application applies to qualifying members and/or their family members who are interested in continuing their education at a 2-year or 4-year accredited college this fall.

For this scholarship, a Qualifying Member or Family Member is defined as: A Lane Electric member, or dependent of a member, who has an active account, and is in good standing with Lane Electric, who plans to attend an accredited 2-year or 4-year college in the fall. The spirit and intent of this scholarship is to provide an opportunity for eligible Lane Electric members, or their dependents, who are interested in beginning a college career.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 4, 2019.

Download the application here: 2019-20 College of Your Choice Scholarship Guidelines & Application (PDF)

2019 Scholarship Program Guidelines

Scholarship Awards:

Up to $2,000 in scholarships will be awarded to several graduating Oregon High School seniors in the Class of 2019. The amount of the scholarship is a one-time grant and must be used in the year awarded.

Criteria:

The final selection of a recipient will be based on the following criteria: Academic Excellent, Personal Accomplishments, Leadership Qualities, and Community Service.

GPA Requirement:

Students must have at least a 3.7 unweighted GPA to qualify.

Turn In Deadline:

Applications must be sent by US Mail and postmarked no later than April 17th, 2019. Please send via First Class U.S.P.S. Mail.

Do Not email your application. Only paper copies sent through the US Mail will be accepted for judging.

Complete ONLY the information requested on the application form. Please do not submit application in any type of presentation folder as it will be discarded prior to judging. Additional materials and personal items enclosed with an application will not be considered in judging, and they also risk being discarded. Letters of recommendation are not required. Please do not staple your application.

MAIL APPLICATION TO:

Oregon Jaycee Foundation Scholarship Program

P.O. Box 624

Corvallis, OR 97339-0624

Interested? Please click HERE for a PDF copy of the Scholarship Guidelines and Application!

elmira-falcon-imageThis is a $250 scholarship, RENEWABLE over 4 years, totaling $1000! This scholarship is sponsored by the Elmira Booster Club, in memory of Bryan Bellingham, who was a graduate of Elmira High School, in the Class of 2004.

In order to qualify for this scholarship, applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

1.) Emphasis will be placed on the student athlete who has overcome obstacles in their life. You may not be the top star or student, but tried hard in both even though your path in life got difficult at times.

2.) You must have participated in athletics at Elmira High School for 4 years, or 2 years if you are a transfer student.

3.) You must have a GPA of 2.5 or better.

 

Please write an essay (1000 words or less) describing what it have meant to you to participate in athletics at Elmira High School. Describe any obstacles you have encountered in athletics, academics or life in general, that you have fought to overcome, and helped made you a successful student athlete (See #1 above). Please include what sports you have participated in and any awards or honors that yu have received (i.e., All State, All league, Most Valuable, Most Improved). Also, describe any other school activities, work experience, community service experience that you have participated in.

The recipient must notify the Booster Club by April 15th of each year, if they choose to renew their scholarship for the following year. Minimal requirements, established by the Booster Club, must be met.

CLICK HERE for a PDF Copy of the Bryan Bellingham Memorial Scholarship

 

Return to the counseling center, no later than Thursday, April 18th, 2019.

 

elmira-falcon-imageThis is a $250 scholarship, RENEWABLE over 4 years, totaling $1000! This scholarship is sponsored by the Elmira Booster Club.

In order to qualify for this scholarship, applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

1.) You must have participated in athletics at Elmira High School for 4 years, or 2 years if you are a transfer student.

2.) You must have a GPA of 2.5 or better

3.) Emphasis will be placed on the student athlete who has made volunteering at their school or in their community an integral part of their high school experience.

Please write an essay (1000 words or less) describing what it has meant to you to participate in athletics at Elmira High School. Please include what sports you have participated in and any awards or honors that you have received (i.e., All State, All League, Most Valuable, Most Improved). Describe any other school activities, work experience or community service experience that you have participated in (i.e. Booster Club events, Key Club, Leadership, or Tolerance and Diversity. Please see #3 above.

The recipient must notify the Booster Club by April 15th of each year, if they choose to renew their scholarship for the following year. Minimal requirements, established by the Booster Club, must be met.

 

Return to Elmira High School Counselor, no later than Thursday, April 19, 2019.

CLICK HERE for a PDF copy of the Elmira Booster Club Scholarship.

 

The Oregon PTA Teacher Education Scholarship is for Oregon residents who are studying for a teaching degree at an Oregon public college or university. The scholarship is a one time award of $500. Scholarship recipients may, however, re-apply in subsequent years.  

All applications must be received in the Oregon PTA office no later than March 30, 2019. Applications may be emailed, faxed, or “snail” mailed.

 

Interested?? Click HERE for more information and application.

Slocum Research & Education Foundation

The Slocum Research & Education Foundation’s mission is to improve musculoskeletal care across the lifespan through community-based research, education and collaboration. Supporting the development of future healthcare professionals through our annual college scholarship program is one way we work to achieve our mission. The Scholarship Program targets well-rounded high school seniors who plan to pursue a career in healthcare, health-related research, public or community health. The purpose of our Scholarship Program is to enable qualified students to pursue their educational goals. A one-time award of $1,500 will be offered to the most competitive applicants.

Selection Criteria

The selection criteria include: Academic achievement, involvement in extracurricular activities, leadership activities, dedication to community service, outstanding letters of recommendation, and the need for financial support to pursue educational goals. Applicants with a grade point average under 3.0 or those who do not plan to pursue a health-related career are unlikely to receive support. Students must reside in Lane County and be accepted to an accredited college or technical school program in the United States.

Required Application Materials

To be considered for a scholarship award, all of the following materials must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 22, 2019.

  1. Most recent complete high school transcript.
  2. One professional or academic resume including paid and volunteer work experience, participation in extracurricular activities, academic honors and achievements, and community service/volunteerism.
  3. One 750 word essay (please refer to guidance)
  4. Two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a teacher or academic adviser/counselor. Letters of recommendation will also be submitted electronically through this website. Please direct your teacher and/or academic adviser to click here to submit. You may also use the navigation links on the right to access the letter upload page. Please note all letters must be dated and signed before submission. Letters without a signature will not be accepted.
  5. Whether or not you submitted a FASFA application. If submitted, your expected family contribution (EFC) as generated on your FASFA.

Please note, you must organize your material in advance of completing the submission process below. You cannot start, then save your submission and return to the application at a later date. All form fields must be completed and materials uploaded at the same time. Each file has a maximum upload of 4 MB.

Essay Guidance

The Slocum Foundation’s vision is for healthcare providers to base clinical decision making on the best available evidence, tailor prevention and treatment plans to meet the needs and goals of individuals, and invest in solutions for improving musculoskeletal outcomes across care settings and in our communities. In no more than 750 words, describe your vision for a health-related career. Tell us how your experiences with health, injury or illness have influenced your educational path, and detail your educational plans after high school.

Award Notifications and Reception

Applications must be received by Friday, March 22, 2019. Award recipients will be notified by May 3, 2019. Award recipients will be acknowledged at the Slocum Foundation’s annual Scholarship Award reception held on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 5:15 p.m.

Questions? If you have any questions while completing this form, please contact the Slocum Foundation at sref@slocumfoundation.org.

Interested? Click HERE to Apply!

 

The Rotary Club of Eugene invites high school students, 9th-12th grade, to enter the annual “4-Way Test” speech contest. Necessary information about the 4-Way Test may be found at www.rotary.org.

The Purpose of the speech contest is to help youth, Rotarians and the community-at-large to more completely understand, encourage, and foster the principles of ethical behavior, Rotary and the objects of “Service Above Self.”

Eligibility is open to ALL high school students, grades 9-12.

The Contest is sponsored by your local rotary. Click HERE for a FLYER

Entry Form: To qualify for the contest, entry forms must be received by the club 4-Way Speech Contest chairperson.

Rules of the Speech:

Subject: Apply the 4-Way Test to everyday relationships with people:

(1.) Is it the truth?

(2.) Is it fair to all concerned?

(3.) Will it build goodwill and better friendships?

(4.) Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

 

Delivery: The speech should be delivered in an extemporaneous manner. Notes will be permitted, but reading is discouraged. A memorized presentation is more impressive. Prompting from the audience will disqualify speakers.

Length of Speech: The speech should be not less than 5 minutes or more than 7 minutes in length. Penalty points will be assessed if the speech length is outside these limits.

Content of Speech: The speech given by each contestant must be original in content and must show clearly the practical application of the Rotary 4-Way Test to the subject of the speech and the lives of the age-group of the contestant when applicable. Contestants should write a speech with facts, statistics, stories, examples and quotations. Humor and personal touches are appropriate. Examples of winning 4-Way Test speeches can be found on You Tube.

 

INTERESTED?? Click HERE for the Student Information Packet and Entry Form

STILL INTERESTED?? Let Ms. Brittany know ASAP!

 

 

EPUDEmerald People’s Utility District will award up to five $3,000 scholarships to EPUD Customer-Owners interested in attending an Oregon college, university, or trade school.

To Apply:

  1. Complete Application
  2. Attach a Certified High School Transcript showing an accumulated GPA of at least 2.0
  3. Attach a current resume outlining your activities and work experience
  4. Write and attach a letter of no more than 1,200 words telling EPUD about yourself. Include information about how your field of study could benefit the electric utility industry.
  5. Applicants are encouraged to complete a half-day or full-day job shadow with an EPUD employee. More info. on job shadows can be found at www.epud.org

 

Mail Application and Attachments to:

EPUD Scholarship Committee

33733 Seavey Loop Rd.

Eugene, OR 97405

DEADLINE: April 15, 2019

Click HERE for a PDF Copy of the Application or See Ms. Brittany in the Counseling Center

Click HERE to visit the EPUD Website and fill-out and ONLINE Application

Three EHS students from the Class of 2018 received this $2,000 scholarship last year!! If selected, you will receive $2,000 towards your first year of college, and you will have a chance to renew the scholarship to go towards your 2nd and 3rd year in college.  This is an AMAZING opportunity! Please read below for eligibility….

 

Eligibility

  • This scholarship opportunity is open to all graduating seniors in the class of 2018 from the following high schools: Crow, ECCO, ELMIRA, Harrisburg, Junction City, Kalapuya, Monroe, North Eugene, Triangle Lake, and Willamette
  • The student demonstrates a sincere desire to continue their education in an approved program at a college, university, community college, or trade/training school with in the State of Oregon.
  • The student must complete the application, the required answers to the five questions, and include a certified high school transcript in their packet.
  • Submit your completed packet to Ms. Brittany by March 22nd, 2019.
  • NOTE: Relatives of Eugene Airport Rotarians by blood or marriage are not eligible to apply. For this purpose, a relative is defined as, but not limited to, a “child, grandchild, brother or sister, and their spouses or children.”

PLEASE NOTE: There is not a GPA requirement, and this can be used towards a trade/training school!

Click HERE for a PDF copy of the application. You may also pick up an application from Ms. Brittany in the counseling center.

Teen Volunteers have the opportunity to volunteer at SHMC at Riverbend and the University District in the following capacities (click HERE for informational flyer):

  • Waiting Are Attendant
  • Hospitality/Greeter Host
  • Delivering Supplies and Medical Equipment
  • Surgical Services Assistance

As a PeaceHealth Teen Volunteer you will:

  • Earn community service hours
  • Gain exposure to a hospital setting
  • Acquire important job skill development

To become a Teen Volunteer you must:

  • Be at least 15 years old
  • Make at least a 6 month commitment to come in one day a week and volunteer for a reqularly scheduled two hour shift
  • Schedule a personal interview with the Teen Volunteer Coordinator
  • Attend a New Volunteer Orientation
  • Have 2 TB skin tests administered and read

Contact Information:

Jill Day, Teen Volunteer Program Coordinator

541-222-2203

jday@peacehealth.org

Click HERE to access SAT/College Board Website

Click HERE to access ACT website

Click HERE to view SAT/ACT test dates and registration deadline

What’s the difference Between the SAT and the ACT?

In many cases, your choice of which exam to take, and which scores to ultimately submit, will be based on your personal exam-style preferences. Click HERE to view a side-by-side comparison.

Additional SAT and ACT Differences to Consider…

*SAT questions require more time to understand and answer. ACT questions tend to be more straightforward.

*The ACT composite score (what college’s care about) is the AVERAGE of English, Math, Reading, and Science reasoning. The SAT composite score (what colleges care about) is the TOTAL if the Math and Evidence-Based Reading and Writing.

*On the ACT you may use a calculator on ALL Math questions. On SAT you may only use a calculation on a specific Math section.

*The ACT Math questions are all multiple choice. Some of the Math questions on the SAT require you to come up with your own answers.

*Charts and graphs will appear throughout all sections of the SAT. For the ACT, charts and graphs only appear in the Math and Science Reasoning sections.

*SAT commands a higher knowledge of vocabulary than the ACT. The SAT will test multiple meanings of common place words, such as mad.

*Only the SAT will feature historical documents and speeches throughout test, such as the Declaration of Independence and the Gettysburg Address.

*Essay Tasks– ACT: Write about perspectives on an issue relevant to High School Students. SAT: Explain how the author builds an argument to persuade an audience.

 

Still unsure about which test to take? The best way to find out is by taking full-length practice tests and Review Test Prep materials!

Click HERE for SAT full length practice tests.

Click HERE and HERE for ACT Test Prep Materials.

 

How long should I study?

PrepScholar suggests this for the SAT:

Once you know your base score based on the PSAT or an online practice test, figure out your target score. Your target score will be based on colleges you want to go to. Then, plan to study for the following lengths of time based on how much you need your target score to improve over your base score:

0-50 SAT Point Improvement: 10 hours
50-100 Point Improvement: 20 hours
100-200 Point Improvement: 40 hours
200-300 Point Improvement: 80 hours
300-500 Point Improvement: 150 hours+

Test Descriptions

ACCUPLACER Tests are used by your community college or technical school to help place you in classes that match your skill level. ACCUPLACER Tests help identify your knowledge, strength, and needs in math, reading, and writing. Along with information about your academic background, goals, and interests, your ACCUPLACER results help you choose courses that match your skill level.  For more information, visit the Career Center or  https://accuplacer.collegeboard.org/.

The ACT (American College Test) is a national college-entrance exam accepted by nearly all 4-year colleges. It is a curriculum-based test with sections of reading, English, math and science reasoning. An essay segment is optional, but some colleges require it. Test scores range from 1-36, with a composite score included. Seniors should test by fall. See above link for date and deadline schedule. Visit the Career Center or visit www.act.org for more information.

The AP (Advanced Placement) Tests offer students an opportunity to earn credit or advanced standing at many of the nation’s colleges and universities, usually after taking a yearlong AP course with a focus on AP-level work. SEHS administers AP tests for courses offered at South such as Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, English Language, English Literature, French Language, US History, European History, Spanish Language, Environmental Science, Physics I & II, and Comparative Government & Politics.  Scores range from 1-5 and are reported in July. Colleges vary in policies granting credit, ranging from granting a full year’s worth of credit to granting no credit.  They may also offer introductory course exemption. Students should check with colleges for individual AP-credit policies. See above link for test dates. Visit the Career Center or www.collegeboard.org for more information.

The ASVAB Test (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) measures basic skills and vocational aptitude. It is administered by the military, but without obligation and without charge. It is a great career exploration tool for all students, regardless of post-high-school plans. South doesn’t routinely offer the ASVAB, but visit the career center for suggestion as to where to take it.

The PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) is a standardized test that provides practice for the SAT. It also automatically enters testers in the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) scholarship competition. The PSAT measures: critical reading skills, math problem-solving skills, and writing skills. At South during the 2018-19 school year, the PSAT will be given to all sophomores and to those juniors who opt to take the test on Essential Skills Day in October. For more information, visit the Career Center or  www.collegeboard.org.

The SAT (acronym with no meaning) is a national college-entrance exam accepted by nearly all 4-year colleges. It is a test with sections of math and evidence-based reading and writing. An essay segment is optional, but some colleges require it. Test scores range from 400-1600, with the essay scored completely separately. Seniors should test by fall. See above link for date and deadline schedule. For more information, visit the Career Center or  www.collegeboard.org.

The SAT Subject Tests are one-hour tests designed to test a student’s depth of knowledge in core subjects. They are given on the same test dates, but cannot be taken the same day as the regular SAT. Some colleges use Subject Test scores for admission and/or course placement. Selective colleges often require them for admission and want to see two or three in different subject areas. Check with colleges for their specific requirements. See above link for date and deadline schedule. For more information, visit the Career Center or  www.collegeboard.org.

See Ms. Brittany in the Counseling Center for more information!

 

 

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.

The best scholarship search platforms of 2018 according to reviews.com:

Fastweb – Best for Most Students

Cappex – Best Database

Unigo – Best Search

Big Future – Best Resources

Scholar Snapp is a search platform that has partnered with the Common App to allow a student’s Common App information to transfer to ther Scholar Snapp profile. The goal of these two organizations is to make the scholarship process even easier.

U of O Pathway Oregon Scholarship Program

Full tuition, fees and specialized advising for lower-income Oregonians attending the U of O using a combination of federal, state, and university funds. Eligible students will have earned a GPA of 3.40+ and be Pell Grant eligible (as determined by FAFSA). Students are automatically considered for this program when applying to the U of O by 1/15 and completing FAFSA by 2/15 (select U of O as one of your college choices).

 

U of O Diversity Excellence Scholarship

$6,500/yr. Renewable for 4 yrs. Based on financial need, academics, extracurricular activities, and UO diversity plan. May be combined with other U of O scholarships. Must meet Jan. 15 deadline for UofO application and submit Diversity Excellence Scholarship application and online letter of reference by February 1 deadline.


U of O Apex and Summit Scholarships

Renewable, automatic grants to Oregon students attending the U of O. Awarded from the standard U of O application, these scholarships require no additional form. APEX Scholarship – $3,000 yr ($12,000 total) minimum GPA 3.6, SAT 1220, SAT 25 SUMMIT Scholarship – $6,000 yr ($24,000 total) with GPA 3.8, SAT 1260 or ACT 26. Apply to UofO by 1/15. Other scholarships are available, visit website for more information.

 

U of O Presidential Scholarship

50 renewable awards of $9,000 year/$36,000 total to Oregon students applying to the University of Oregon. Awarded on academics, leadership, and service the scholarship is open to applicants with a minimum GPA 3.85, 1300 SAT, 28 ACT. In addition, students must apply for admission to UO by 1/15/18. Online scholarship application due by Feb. 1.

Pride Foundation scholarships support LGBTQ and allied students in the Pacific NW. Apply to 60 scholarships with one application. The average award is $4,160 and the top award is $12,000. Awards support students who show leadership potential, lack of a broader LGBTQ community support system, face additional barriers (economic, racial, social, geographical, political) and have significant financial need.

Click HERE to go to the PRIDE Foundation website for the application and more information.

Hollywood Lights, Inc. will be selecting one current high school senior in both Oregon and Washington to receive a $5,000 college scholarship. They are looking for students who have a passion for theatre and want to further their knowledge and skills to pursue a theatrical related career.

Qualifications:

  • You must currently be a high school senior
  • You must reside in either Oregon or Washington
  • You must be on track to graduate in 2019
  • You must currently be enrolled in at least one theatre/drama class or attend an after-school theatre program
  • You must have plans to pursue theatrical related studies throughout college

How to Apply:

Please complete the APPLICATION form along with the essay prompt. Completed applications can either be mailed, faxed, or emailed to Hollywood Lights, Inc. You may also submit an application online by visiting www.hollywoodlights.biz/scholarship-program/. Please be sure to read all instructions for the application and essay carefully before submitting.

DEADLINE: April 26th, 2019

The Al Forthan Memorial Scholarship is awarded to an Oregon high school senior from a family affected by alcohol or drug addiction. Affected by addiction means you have been raised by a parent or guardian who has experienced addiction or you have abused alcohol or drugs and are now pursuing recovery.

One $10,000 scholarship will be awarded in 2019. It will be allocated in $2,500 installments over 4 years.

The scholarship application must be submitted no later than Monday, February 4th, 2019 at midnight.

Interested?? Click HERE for more information and to print off an application. You may also visit the website for more information, HERE.

 

Hi All,

It has been brought to my attention that email notifications are not getting sent out for all of the website postings. Here is why…

Many of the scholarships that I post are the same scholarships from year to year, therefore, instead of creating a new post each year I simply update the post from the prior year. An email notification only occurs when I create a brand new post–updated posts do not trigger the email notification. I will look into getting email notifications sent out on ALL posts, including updated posts.

PLEASE check the website every once in a while to make sure you have not missed out on any of the updated posts. In the meantime, Seniors should be working on there FAFSA application and OSAC application. The OSAC application will automatically match EHS students with EHS student-only scholarships. Local scholarships will start to pick up towards the end of December and continue into the Spring.

As always, let me know if you have any questions/comments/concerns!! I am here to help!

 

–Ms. Brittany

 

The Michael Mooser Scholarship is for EHS graduating seniors–do not miss out on this great opportunity! No Minimum GPA is required to apply! Three students from the graduating class of 2018 were recipients of the Michael Moose Scholarship. Click HERE for an informational flyer!

The Scholarship Eligibility Criteria:

  • Graduating Seniors of EHS
  • 10+ hours of community service
  • FAFSA required
  • Must enroll full-time attending a 2- or 4- year public, private, Title IV post-secondary institution in the USA
  • Automatically renewable for one year, IF renewal criteria is met
  • Complete an Essay: “What I have contributed to my West Lane Community.”

How Do I Apply?

Apply online beginning 11/1/18 through OSAC at oregonstudentaid.gov

Deadline: Follow the OSAC Application deadlines–Early Bird: Feb 15th, 2019 (Chance to win a $1,000 OSAC Scholarship) or FINAL Deadline: March 1st, 2019

Please see Ms. Brittany in the counseling center for questions.

The Peanut Butter and Jelly Scholarship was started in Honolulu, Hawaii when Traven Watase decided to eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to save money to pay forward a $500 scholarship. Since then the Peanut Butter and Jelly Scholarship has grown and we are now offering this scholarship to High School Seniors in Oregon! Click HERE for an information flyer.

Who is eligible for this scholarship?

  • High School Seniors graduating from an Oregon High School this year (2019)
  • Plan to attend a 2 or 4 year college
  • GPA between 1.5-3.5

How to apply?

Submit your application here http://bit.ly/pbjoregon

If you have any questions send them to travwatase@gmail.com

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The Seneca Scholarship is proud to be applicable to all Oregon Senior High School students no matter their GPA, SAT score, or financial need. We will be looking at no other standard than simply the essay we receive from you.

 

1st Place: $10,000 Scholarship

2nd Place: $7,000

3rd Place: $5,000

 

The Forestry Essay

  • Your essay should be 5-7 pages in length.
  • You must hold 3 in-person interviews with people in your area who are connected to the Natural Resource Industry. If you find people outside of your area, you are welcome to hold your interview over the phone.
  • Suggested people to interview: Surveyor, Log truck driver, wildlife biologist, forester, sawmill worker, wild lands firefighter, lawyer or lobbyist with relevance to forestry
  • The Seneca Scholarship recipient will be selected by the essay that best shows an effort and understanding of our theme question provided.
  • Your Essay should be themed around, but not limited, this question:

“What are the benefits of active forest management to the forest and to the community?”

We encourage you to come up with a creative style, story and/or statistics to get your message across and show us your journey and what you learned along the way.

DEADLINE: March 1, 2019. YOU MUST APPLY THROUGH OSAC beginning November 1, 2018: www.oregonstudentaid.gov

Timeline:

  • Application open: Nov. 1st, 2018 through OSAC
  • Application due: March 1st, 2019
  • Awardee Announced: June 1st, 2019

For more information visit http://www.senecascholarship.org/scholarships/

Click HERE for an informational brochure

Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility announces their 11th annual Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship! Any 11th or 12th grade Oregon High School student may enter by submitting an original essay, poem, or narrative work of 600 words or less in response to the following:

 

HOW CAN YOU WORK AGAINST SYSTEMIC RACISM TO HELP MAKE OUR WORLD MORE HEALTHY AND PEACEFUL?

 

Entry forms, suggested resources, and all peace writing scholarship details can be found on our website at www.oregonpsr.org. Submissions may be sent via the website’s Google form (preferred), email, or postal mail and are due by 5pm on Monday, March 4th, 2019.

panel of judges composed of local writers, activists, and distinguished community members will select the winning entries.

1st Place Winner: $1000 scholarship

2nd Place Winner: $750

3rd Place Winner: $500

Click HERE for an Information Flyer

Select from the OSAC catalog of over 500 scholarships with a single application!!

Types of Scholarships: Merit-Based, Need-Based, Geographic Area, High School Specific, College Major, Employer and membership programs.

Click on these helpful resources:  2018-2019 OSAC brochure and informational flyer

 

Step #1: Create an OSAC Student Account in the Student Portal at OregonStudentAid.gov

Step #2: Starting November 1st @8am, you can begin completing your OSAC Application–gather necessary material, such as personal statements and activities chart.

 

Timeline of OSAC Scholarship Application:

  • October 1st: FAFSA Opens–Required for most OSAC programs
  • November 1st: OSAC Scholarship Application is Open
  • February 15th: Early Bird Deadline–Error-free applications submitted early will be entered into a drawing for a $1,000 scholarship
  • March 1st: FINAL OSAC Scholarship Application Deadline

Please see Ms. Brittany or your ASPIRE Mentor for questions.

Oregon University System

  •   University of Oregon
  •   Oregon State University
  • Western Oregon University
  • Portland State University
  • Oregon Institute of Technology
  • Southern Oregon University

Community Colleges

  •    Southwestern Community College
  •   Lane Community College
  • Umpqua Community College
  • Linn-Benton Community College

Private Colleges

  •             Corban University
  •             Concordia University
  •             Pacific University
  •             Northwest Christian University

Military

  •             Navy
  •             US Army
  •             National Guard
  •             Air Force

 

Career Technical Education Programs

  •             Oregon Medical Career School
  •             Lane Fire Authority
  •             Chambers Construction
  •             International Beauty School
  •             Johnson Crushers
  •             Pioneer Pacific College
  •             WW NDT Services and Welding School

OTHER

  •             Oregon Apprenticeships
  •             NW Youth Corps
  •             Recruiting Perspectives
  •             ASPIRE

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Fall has arrived, which means our Fall College/Futures Fair is right around the corner! This event will be held on Wednesday, November 7th from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. ALL grades are welcome!

Throughout the evening admission representatives from colleges, post-secondary programs, and Armed Forces will be available to provide prospective students and their families with information on their colleges/programs and to answer any questions that you may have.

A Financial Aid (FAFSA) workshop will be held in the theater from 6pm-7:30pm, presented by Joshua Puhn, Assistant Director of Financial Aid & Scholarships at University of Oregon.

Some of our attendees include University of Oregon, Lane Community College, Oregon Medical Career School,  Linn-Benton Community College, Marines, Lane County Fire AuthorityNavy, Oregon State University, and MANY more!

I am excited to announce there will be two Raffle Drawings for Seniors!! 1st Place will receive an amazing Chromebook, and 2nd Place will receive a rockin’ $75 Gift Certificate to Staples!

**Please note, attendance is a mandatory requirement for ALL Seniors as a part of their Senior Project requirements for graduation. Seniors must meet with a minimum of 6 booths and must attend at least ONE of the FAFSA & Scholarship presentations.

**Please arrive around 5:45pm to leave plenty of time for check-in.

 

Got Questions? Contact Ms. Brittany for answers!

David Van Der Heaghen, a representative from the University of Oregon, will be visiting EHS on Thursday, October 18th, 2018 during lunch! This is a great opportunity to do some research–ask questions about admissions, financial aid, general campus activities, etc. If you want to know how you can become a duck, don’t let this opportunity slip by! Please see Ms. Brittany in the counseling center for questions.

 

oregon-promise-grant-imageWHAT is Oregon Promise?

Oregon Promise is a state grant that covers some or all tuition at any Oregon Community College for recent high school graduates and GED recipients. ALL students regardless of going to a community college or not are encouraged to apply! Information Flyer!!

WHO can apply?

  • Be a recent Oregon high school graduate or GED recipient
  • Enroll in an Oregon community college within 6 months of graduation
  • Have a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher
  • Be an Oregon resident at least 12 months prior to enrollment

WHEN do I apply for Oregon Promise?

NOW!

Click HERE to see important deadlines

HOW do I apply for Oregon Promise?

  1. Go to OregonStudentAid.gov
  2. Create an account within the OSAC Student Portal
  3.  Complete the Oregon Promise application
  4.  Verify your GPA or GED scores in the OSAC Student Portal
  5.  File your FAFSA and list at least one Oregon Community College

HOW will I be notified if I’m awarded?

OSAC will notify you by email once you have been awarded. Make sure to check your award status frequently in the OSAC Student Portal.

Got Questions? See Ms. Brittany in the Counseling Center or visit your ASPIRE Mentor

Seniors!

The Mid-Willamette College Fair Field Trip will take place on Monday, Oct. 1st at the University of Oregon. We will load the bus at 8:30am at EHS and return to EHS by lunch. Remember to turn in your Permission Form to Ms. Brittany ASAP–seating is limited!

Over 80+ colleges/universities will be in attendance waiting to answer your questions. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!!

 

Kati Newcomb, a Western Oregon University representative, will be visiting EHS on Monday, September 24th during lunch, in the counseling center.  Feel free to bring your lunch and gather research on what WOU has to offer! Ask questions about admissions, financial aid, general campus activities, etc. If you want to know how you can become a member of the wolf pack, don’t let this opportunity slip by! Please see Ms. Brittany in the counseling center for questions.

 

The Eugene Elks Scholarship will award a $1,000 first place scholarship to a boy and a girl, and a $500 second place scholarship will also be given to a boy and a girl. Local winners will be considered for District competitive scholarships, and winners there will be considered for State and National scholarships. 

 

Selection:

The selection of winners begins at the local Lodge and continues through District, State and National judging.  If your application makes it to the National level, you could potentially be awarded one of the following:

1st Place: $50,000 scholarship

2nd Place: $40,000 scholarship

3rd Place: $30,000 scholarship

Runners-Up: $20,000 scholarship

Semi-Finalists: $4,000 scholarship

 

How to Apply:

Student applicants must download applications and complete applications online at enf.elks.org/mvs

Eligibility:

Any high school senior who is a U.S. Citizen may apply for an MVS Scholarship. Applications will be judged on Scholarship, Leadership, and Financial Need.

Deadline: Applications must be submitted online on or before November 15, 2018!

If you have questions please call Preston A. Wills, Eugene Elks Lodge Scholarship representative, at 541-345-8416, or see Ms. Brittany in the Counseling Center.

 

 

 

Brittany Ferrell, a Northwest Christian University representative, will be visiting EHS on Tuesday, October 23rdth during lunch, in the counseling center.  Feel free to bring your lunch and gather research on what NCU has to offer! Ask questions about admissions, financial aid, general campus activities, etc. If you want to know how you can become a NCU Beacon, don’t let this opportunity slip by! Please see Ms. Brittany in the counseling center for questions.

Students who qualify for free and reduced lunch-priced lunches qualify for these fee waivers. You must fill out a new form each year to qualify. Please click HERE for a copy of form. Please turn in completed form to Ms. Brittany.

fafsa-imageThe Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is used to apply for need-based financial aid programs, including federal, state, and school funding. Apply OCTOBER 1st for the 2019-2020 FAFSA application online at fafsa.ed.gov.

What is federal student aid?

Federal student aid comes from the federal government-specifically, the U.S. Department of Education. It’s money that helps a student pay for higher education expenses (i.e., college, career school, or graduate school expenses). Federal student aid covers such expenses as tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and transportation. Use the FAFSA Web Worksheet to get a preview of the questions that you may be asked while completing the FAFSA online.

How do you apply for federal student aid?

  1. Create an FSA ID. Students, parents, and borrowers should create an FSA ID, made up of a username and password, to submit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online and to access U.S. Department of Education websites. Your FSA ID is used to confirm your identity and electronically sign your federal student aid documents. Apply for an FSA ID HERE.
  2. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.ed.gov. If you plan to attend college from July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020, you’ll be able to submit a 2019-2020 FAFSA beginning Oct. 1, 2018. You’ll be required to report income and tax information from 2017.
  3. Review your Student Aid Report. After you apply, you’ll receive a Student Aid Report, or SAR. Your SAR contains the information reported on your FAFSA and usually includes your Expected Family Contribution (EFC). The EFC is a number (not a dollar amount) used to determine your eligibility for federal student aid. Review your SAR information to make sure it’s correct. The school(s) you list on your FAFSA will get your SAR data electronically.
  4. Contact the school(s) you might attend. Make sure the financial aid office at each school you’re interested in has all the information needed to determine your eligibility. If you’re eligible, each school’s financial aid office will send you an aid offer showing the amount and types of aid the school will offer you. You can compare the aid offers you received and see which school is the most affordable once financial aid is taken into account.

FAFSA Completion Resources

Financial Aid Toolkit

Creating and Using Your FSA ID

1-800-4-FED-AID

 

Please contact Ms. Brittany in the Counseling Center for any questions!

 

 

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