College and Career Center



Parents/ guardians of EHS seniors,
Our counseling department’s annual Financial Aid Night is coming up on Wednesday, December 6. 5:30-6:30pm, in the EHS theatre. This year our guest presenter will be Nomi Pearce, an Access Specialist with Aspire. Nomi’s presentation is “Finding Funds” and she will share lots of helpful and important tips to guide students and families thru the financial aid and scholarship process. Her presentation will cover steps to get funds for any kind of post high-school education students may be considering- community colleges, 4-year colleges, or apprenticeship and trades programs.
This event is intended for both students, and their parents/ guardians. Please contact your student’s counselor with any questions.
We hope to see you there!

Brittany McMillan (last names A-K),
Court Wirth (last names L-Z),

(541) 935-8200

Hi All,

This website has been moved to Schoology, in the form of a group titled, “EHS Class of 2022 College and Vocational Scholarship List” for the 2021-2022 school year.  All Senior students have had access to this Schoology group since early Fall. Parents/Guardians can have access by following these steps:


Here is the link to the Schoology Parent Sign-up website: Here is a break down of the sign-up steps below:

1.) Go to
2.) Click Sign Up at the top of the page and choose Parent.
3.) Enter your Parent Access Code. This is a 12-digit code in xxxx-xxxx-xxxx format that you receive from one of your child’s instructors. If you have not received this access code please ask Mandy Storey or Rick Gardner for your access code.
4.) Fill out the form with your information.
5.) Click Register to complete.

Please let me know if you have ANY questions!! My email address is

West Lane Veneta Dairy Queen is offering scholarships to graduating seniors from
Crow, Elmira, Triangle Lake, and West Lane Tech schools who are entering college or a
trade school program in the fall of 2021. The awarded amount per selected student is
$250, and will be paid directly to the applicant’s enrolled school.

Winning applicants must provide an acceptance letter for their college, university, or
trade school indicating their enrollment for the fall 2021 term, or registration letter.

Scholarships will be selected based on a written essay, GPA/transcripts, Applicant Data
Sheet, and may be followed up by an interview. The written essay should be between
500-750 words and can be from any of the three prompts:
1. What does community mean to you?
2. What has living during a pandemic over the last year taught you?
3. Who has been an inspirational figure to you and why?

Completed Applications include:
o Applicant Data Sheet (see page 2)
o Written Essay on one of three topics listed above
o Official High School Transcripts
o A copy of school/ program acceptance letter for Fall of 2021, or proof of
registration, or list of school/programs the applicant is waiting to hear back from.

Interested in applying? Click HERE for the application, or get a printed copy from Ms. Brittany in the Counseling Center.

The due date for applications is May 21st.
Completed applications can be submitted to your school’s counselor, Brittany McMillan,
either by email or physical copies. Confirmation that your counselor has received your
completed application by the due dates is the responsibility of each student.

Rose City Kappa Foundation Scholarship: The Portland Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., and Rose City Kappa
Foundation, offer three $500 scholarships to deserving young men graduating from an
Oregon high school, preferably from historically disadvantaged groups, and/or having a
financial need. Applicants must plan to pursue higher education at a 2 or four-year institution
leading to a degree. Applicants must have an overall grade point average of 3.00 or above.

1. An unofficial transcript that shows proof of attendance, and a GPA of 3.0 and higher.
2. A document verifying acceptance into a 2 or 4-year institution of higher education.
3. A completed application (see below).


Click HERE for the application.

The Oregon Logging Conference Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2021-2022 college year.  Guidelines, details and
application can be found HERE

Deadline: May 15th, 2021

Applicant Criteria:
• Must be studying in Forest Engineering, Forest Management, Forest
Operations Management, Resource Management, Diesel Mechanics / Heavy
Equipment Maintenance, Welding and other forest /timber industry related
areas of study.
• Scholarship application must be completed in ink or typed. No applications
completed in pencil will be accepted.
• Applicant must provide previous school year’s academic grades.
• Applicant must provide at least one letter of work reference and one letter
of personal reference. No limit to number of references you can provide.
• Previous year’s recipients are eligible to re-apply. Must complete new
• The scholarship application must be completed in full.
• All applications must be returned to and postmarked by May 15th to be
considered for the OLC Foundation scholarship award. Mail application to:
Oregon Logging Conference Foundation
PO Box 10669, Eugene, Oregon 97440


Presented by ELEVATE by Connected Lane County. Click HERE for the informational flyer!!

Lane County high school students (ages 14+) are invited to apply for a paid summer internship
experience in the industry of their choice. Student applications will be reviewed, interviews will be
scheduled with those who qualify, and then students will be matched with a local host company.

Industry hosts will identify 2-4 projects for the intern to work on during the experience. Students and
industry will review the projects, identify learning objectives and key skills to build before signing the
learning agreement.

What students need to know:

  • Up to 6 weeks
  • 20-40 hours per week
  • Students paid $15 per hour by Connected Lane County
  • Both in-person and virtual internships
  • Transportation help if needed

Important Dates:

  • Application opens April 12th
  • Application closes May 17th
  • Interviews scheduled during the week of May 24th
  • Intern Orientation on June 24th
  • Internships start July 6th-Aug 13th

Ready to register? Click HERE

What is Elevate?

Elevate is a program of Connected Lane County. Our goal is to connect all students to career
learning experiences, both inside and out of the classroom (even the virtual ones!). Through these
experiences, we aim to help students see the relevance of what they’re learning in school, explore
a number of career paths before graduation, and leave high school career-ready.

2020-2021 Eugene Masonic Lodge No. 11 Scholarship Guidelines

**If awarded, this scholarship can be applied towards public institutions or certified trade or apprenticeship programs**

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.
  • UPDATED DUE DATE! Applications MUST BE IN to the EHS Counselor by April 15, 2021.
  • 3 EHS Students will move on to final selections!
  • Applicants MUST complete the Scholarship Application Form.

Please see Ms. Brittany for questions 🙂

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 May 7th, 2021.

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


Purpose: The L.D. and Velna Montgomery Scholarship fund was established in 2021 by Kerry Montgomery, EHS Graduating Class of ‘67 . It enables college bound seniors attending Elmira High School to pursue a college education at any 4-year, accredited Educational Institution.


Scholarship is for tuition, books, room and board only. Scholarship Amount: $5,000 per year, for a maximum of 4 years. Please complete the application in its entirety. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered for the scholarship award. The deadline for this application to be received is: Postmarked Tuesday, May 4th, 2021 by 3pm. No exceptions. Submit completed application to EHS Counselor, Brittany McMillan.


In order to be considered for L.D. and Velna Montgomery Scholarship, a candidate must:

  • Be an Elmira High School Senior
  • Be planning to pursue an undergraduate degree at a 4-year accredited educational institution beginning Summer or Fall 2021
  • Must have a cumulative High School GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Demonstrate financial need
    • Please submit a copy of your Student Aid Report from the FAFSA OR complete the Financial Resource table on the following page.


Renewal Eligibility:

  • The L.D. and Velna Montgomery Scholarship is renewable (up to 4 years) IF college GPA remains in “Good Standing” based on the Colleges’/Universities’ criteria.


Interested in applying? Click HERE for an application.

Have questions? Contact Brittany McMillan, EHS Counselor,

The PB&J Scholarship Fund is for students who have experience personal challenges that may not have allowed them to perform well academically, but who still have the drive to succeed. Examples of personal challenges include, but not limited to: medical issues, peer issues (bullying, change of school, minority status, etc), family issues (divorce, dealth, lack of income, homelessness, foster care, etc).

Awards offered range from $500-$1,000. Student must fill out the online application, submit a transcript and one letter of recommendation (two is preferred).

Ready to apply? Click HERE

Want more information? Click HERE

Have questions? Contact Traven Watase at (808) 450-9988 or email

OnPoint Community Credit Union sponsors the Scholar Program, recognizing Scholar Athletes and Activity Scholars who are graduating seniors at OSAA member schools.
The Scholar Program recognizes graduating seniors who have achieved a 3.50 or higher unweighted cumulative GPA and earned a varsity letter in an OSAA-sanctioned sport or competed in an OSAA-sanctioned activity.
All graduating seniors in the Scholar Program are eligible to apply for one of six college scholarships – two winners will receive a $5,000 scholarship and four winners will each receive a $1,000 scholarship. Winners will be selected based on success in the classroom, leadership in the community, how participating in OSAA activities has either taught them a lesson or helped them achieve their goals and two letters of recommendation.
The 2021 Scholar Program scholarship application is now open! Applications will be accepted through Friday, April 30, 2021.
Click HERE for the application.
 Liberty Tax offers a TAX school every fall . Tax school is offered by TnC tTax services (dba) Liberty Tax. We are a licensee of Liberty Tax Corporation.
Tax School is offered free of charge, with a small fee for books. (Please note that we will be offering two scholarships to the right student/candidate to cover books.  Class tuition is free)
 The course is 80 hours long, and it is approved by the Oregon Tax Board and upon completion, students will be fully prepared to take and pass the Oregon State examination. This certification then allows the student to prepare taxes for the coming Tax season.
This opportunity is offered to those 18 and above and teaches a life skill and can increase earning potential with either full or part time work available. While Liberty Tax offers and teaches this class, there is NO obligation to work for us however, we are always hiring fully trained Tax preparers!.
If you are interested and have questions please contact Kelli at 541-868-1395 or at or

During this multi-week virtual event, current HS seniors, youth from partner programs, and 2020 HS graduates are invited to join us to connect with local businesses and job opportunities. Here’s the event schedule:

  • Week 1 (April 19-22): Students get to know participating companies via a virtual Meet & Greet
  • Week 2 (April 28)Student prep: Resume building webinar & 1:1 job application support and/or mock-interviews
  • Week 3 (May 5)Student prep: Interviewing 101 webinar & 1:1 job application support and/or mock-interviews

  • Week 4 (May 10-14): Students interview for the jobs they’re interested in!

  •  STUDENTS register here:

Three EHS students from the Class of 2020 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….



  • 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 19th, 2021.
  • 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 awarded to any student that will be attending a college, university, community college, or training/trade school within the State of Oregon.

Click HERE for a PDF copy of the application. You may also pick up an application from the EHS Front Office.

Each year Lane Electric offers nearly $20,000 in scholarships to help our members begin their college journey or return to seek a new career. You could be rewarded with money to help attend Lane Community College, Vocational Outdoor Line Training Academy (VOLTA), or a college of your choice. Scholarship applications are due by Thursday, April 8, 2021 by 1pm.


You must be a Lane Electric Member or a dependent of a qualifying Lane Electric Member. For more information, please call us at (541) 484-1151 or visit with your high school counselor.

Scholarships & Applications

Each year SELCO Community Credit Union awards 20 scholarships to exceptional high school seniors continuing their education. If you’re planning to attend an accredited two- of four-year college or university, you may be eligible for a $2,500 SELCO Scholarship to help with tuition and other educational expenses. Applications are open through March 31. Visit for more information and to apply.


Here are the key details:

  • Each year, SELCO Community Credit Union awards 20 scholarships of $2,500 to be used toward tuition and other educational expenses.
  • Applicants must plan to attend a two- or four-year college and have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.
  • Applicants (or a member of their immediate family) must be a SELCO member. A SELCO membership is just $5 and open to anyone who lives or works in one of the 27 Oregon counties SELCO serves.
  • Additional information and a link to the application can be found at

The Friends of the Fern Ridge Library are sponsoring at least two $500 scholarships for high school seniors graduating in the class of 2021. Applicants must 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.

Applications are available on the library’s website ( and through Elmira High School. Applications must be returned to the Fern Ridge Library, 88026 Territorial Rd., Veneta by Tuesday, March 30 at 5 pm. The mailing address is PO Box 397, Veneta 97487.

Click HERE for a PDF copy of the Application


Due to the pandemic, Blachly-Lane’s Board of Directors has authorized two $1,600 educational/vocational scholarships in lieu of the cancelled NRECA Youth Tour in 2021. The scholarships are for graduating high school seniors. One scholarship will be awarded to a student furthering their studies at a university or college this fall. One scholarship will be awarded to a student entering vocational school, with preference given to students enrolling in VOLTA Line School. The applicant’s parent or legal guardian must be a Blachly-Lane member with an active account, and the applicant must live in the home of the member parent/guardian.

The Details:

  • Applications are available at
  • Applications and accompanying documents must be submitted to BLEC by email to or mail to
    90680 Hwy 99 N, Eugene, OR 97402.
  • Applications must be received no later than 5:30 p.m.,
    Thursday, April 1, 2021.
  • Late applications will not be accepted.
  • Funds will be disbursed once proof of enrollment is received. Once received, scholarship funds will be
    sent directly to the college, vocational, or lineworker school in the student’s name

Click HERE for the informational flyer!

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.

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


EMail your essay to or return to EHS front office, no later than May 7, 2021.


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 2021. It will be allocated in $2,500 installments over 4 years. Several other scholarships of various amounts will be awarded in 2021, as well.

The scholarship application must be submitted no later than Monday, February 1st, 2021

Interested?? Click HERE for the application. You may also visit the website for more information, HERE.


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, 2021. Applications may be emailed, faxed, or “snail” mailed.


Interested?? Click HERE for more information and application.

Slocum Research & Education Foundation

The Slocum Research and Education Foundation is pleased to announce the opening of our 2021 College Scholarship. This scholarship is for any graduating Seniors who plan to pursue a health-care-related career path. A one-time award of $1500 will be offered to the most competitive applicants.

DUE DATE: March 7th, 2021

Interested? Click HERE for more information!



Dear friends,

It is with great pleasure that Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility announces our thirteenth annual Greenfield Peace Scholarship. Our goal is to illuminate the perspectives of Oregon’s youth on issues of peace, health, justice, and safety in our world. The theme of this year’s scholarship is Art & Creation: Self Expression, Activism, and Social Change. Oregon PSR is asking young Oregonians who identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) and who are high school juniors or seniors, or the equivalent, to respond to the prompt by creating a work of visual art. 


Art is a powerful form of activism that can reach beyond social and cultural boundaries. Create a piece that uplifts and claims your experiences and understanding of the events of the past year. 


Please visit for the full prompt, guidelines, resources, and application.


The deadline for submissions is March 12th, 2021. A panel of judges comprised of local artists, activists, and community members will select the winning entries. The first prize winner will receive a scholarship award of $1,000, the second $500, and the third $250. Oregon PSR will host a virtual awards ceremony in the spring to honor the scholarship recipients, display the art submissions, and hear from a keynote speaker. 


Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility is the local chapter of the U.S. affiliate of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, recipient of the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize for publicizing the dangers of nuclear weapons. For more than thirty years, we have worked to educate the public about the grave human health threats of war and environmental degradation.


Please help us in announcing this opportunity to Oregon’s BIPOC youth, teachers and counselors, youth groups, local youth-oriented non-profits, etc. We very much appreciate your help in spreading the word about this scholarship opportunity. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or feedback that you might have.


In peace and health,

Katy Morrow, Oregon PSR Program Assistant

The Jackie Robinson Foundation scholarship application is now available!

The Jackie Robinson Foundation provides four-year scholarships of $30,000 and extensive support services, including career guidance and internship placement, to highly motivated African American students who have maintained a 98% college graduation rate.

We appreciate your support by sharing this opportunity with students. The application closes at 5:00 pm ET on February 1, 2021.

Click HERE for more information and application.

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 2020 were recipients of the Michael Mooser 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 11/1/20 through OSAC at

Deadline: Follow the OSAC Application deadline–March 1, 2021

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

Here is an AMAZING link that features Oregon and Northwest Scholarships, AND Oregon College-Specific Scholarships. For example, find out which Scholarships U of O has to offer, or which scholarships Lane Community College has to offer!

Here is another AMAZING link that features a comprehensive Scholarship Calendar. These scholarships may or may not be for Oregon-specific students…check it out!!

Good Afternoon Senior Students and Parents/Guardians,

My name is Sandie Smith and I am an ASPIRE mentor at Elmira High School.  I have volunteered for 16 years at the High School, helping Seniors do FAFSA, OSAC, Scholarships and College Admissions along with helping stay on track with the colleges of choice.  This year I will be continuing helping Seniors, but I am now an employee of Fern Ridge School District. 

I worked with the Class of 2020 and as you all know, the last part of the year, there were no students in the building so everything was done by phone, zoom or email.  I was able to continue assisting the Seniors through the end of the school year and it was very successful.  

Due to the changes this year with Covid-19, I’m having to do things a little differently.  In the past, ASPIRE had a table set up during registration for students to fill out an ASPIRE form and that is how I got my list of seniors who were reaching out for my assistance.  Well today I would like to reach out and see who would like to be a part of ASPIRE/HELP with you going forward after High School.  I will be attempting to call each of you as well.  If you are ready to get started fill out a PERMISSION FORM. You can scan and email the completed form back to me, or drop it off at the EHS front office.

If you are aware of who I am and what I do and you are interested in being a part of my team, please email me and let me know. Please include your first and last name in the email.  If you would like to include a phone number that works best for you, please include that as well.  

I look forward to working with the class of 2021.  We can do this. 

Aspire Mentor

Sandie Smith

Graduating Seniors: Apply Today!

Up to $20,000–Amount awarded is based on funds needed after all other resources are applied.


  • Cumulative GPA 3.0 or Higher
  • Annual Household income of $75,000 or less
  • Resident of Oregon and U.S. Citizen
  • Live in Marios, Benton, Linn, or Lane County
  • Pass a background check

Want more information? Click HERE

Interested in applying? Click HERE

LKS Information Flyer



The Seneca Scholarship awards a $10,000 scholarship to one graduating high school senior, and one college undergraduate in Oregon.

Every senior is eligible to apply!!

We created these scholarships to be non-exclusive and non-biased. A student struggling to pass their classes has equal opportunity to these scholarships as a student on the honor roll. We will choose our recipients based solely on a 5-7-page research essay on forest management. The scholarship does not restrict the student to any specific program, major or college in the United States.

This application incentivizes students to research and learn about the forest management practices happening in Oregon. Oregonians experienced the devastation of over one million acres of timberland burn this year. We know this is an important subject and a great time to look learn what is being done, and what more we could be doing. We would love for the students of Oregon to understand what surrounds them, appreciating the historic significance while also looking at the horizon to support a healthy ecology as well as renewable resources infinitely into the future.

 Seneca Scholarships Video

These scholarships will be offered annually.

For all information visit our website,

DEADLINE: March 1, 2021 by 5pm.

Trisha Stout, admissions representative, from EOU will be conducting a Virtual Q&A Session for EHS students on Friday, November 6, starting at 11:15am. Don’t miss this great opportunity to ask questions about admissions requirements, scholarships, etc.


Here is the ZOOM link:

OSAC 2021-2022 Scholarship Application is NOW OPEN! Scholarships, like grants, are financial aid that you do not need to pay back. There is no cost to apply.

OSAC awards more than $10 million in scholarships annually. You don’t need to be a merit scholar or a student with financial need to apply. OSAC administers more than 600 scholarship programs. You may qualify, but you won’t know unless you apply!


Important Deadlines:

February 15, 5pm PST: Early Bird Deadline. Error-free applications will be entered into a drawing for one of several $1,000 Early Bird scholarships.

March 1, 5pm PST: Final Deadline. The final deadline for all application materials to be submitted.

Need Help? Here is a Step-By-Step Instructions Video

Contact Ms. Brittany, EHS Counselor, for questions!

The Henry Ford Foundation 2020-2021 Info. Flyer

The Ford Scholars Program was created by Kenneth W. Ford (1908-1997), a founder of The Ford Family Foundation, to assist students who otherwise would find it impossible, or at least very difficult, to obtain a college degree. Mr. Ford established the Foundation to help many worthy causes, but the Ford Scholars Program was always one of his favorite projects. Each year, up to 130 renewable scholarships are awarded to students from Oregon and Siskiyou County, California.

Scholarship amount: Award covers 90% of unmet college costs and is calculated on the college’s Cost of Attendance (tuition, fees, room and board, personal costs, etc.), minus other grants and scholarships.

*Residents of Oregon or Siskiyou County, Calif.
*Graduating high school seniors (or equivalent) who have never enrolled full time in a 2- or 4- year college and seeking a bachelor’s degree
Students who plan to enroll full time in the fall in their state of residence (Oregon or Calif.)

*Supports students who have significant financial barriers to college
*Award amount is calculated on college cost of attendance (tuition, fees, room and board, personal costs, etc.), minus other grants and scholarships
*In addition to a generous financial award, Scholars receive academic guidance, leadership development, personal and professional support, and access to the Ford Family alumni network
*Renewable for up to four years of undergraduate study

*Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)  or alternative if undocumented as soon as possible after October 1


The Ford Family Foundation Scholarship Office
44 Club Road, Suite 100 | Eugene, OR 97401
Toll Free: (877) 864-2872 | Local: (541) 485-6211
Fax: (541) 485-6223

oregon-promise-grant-imageWHAT is Oregon Promise?

Oregon Promise is a state grant that helps to cover tuition costs at any Oregon community college for recent high school graduates and GED® test graduates. Students must apply during their senior year or immediately after GED® test completion. Find your deadline here.


WHO can apply?

You must meet all of the eligibility and application requirements:


  1. Submit the Oregon Promise Grant Application by the appropriate deadline.
  2. Submit the FAFSA or ORSAA and list at least one Oregon community college. You must complete this by your application deadline.


  • Be a recent Oregon high school graduate or GED® test graduate.
  • Attend an Oregon community college by your required start termbased on your graduation date.
  • Have a 2.50 cumulative high school GPA or higher, or a 145 grade on all GED® tests.
  • Be an Oregon resident for at least 12 months prior to college attendance. For dependent students, your parent(s) must also live in Oregon.
  • Have no more than 90 college credits completed or attempted.
  • Students may be subject to eligibility requirements based on their Expected Family Contribution (EFC). EFC eligibility requirements are subject to change based on available funding.
    • There is an EFC limit of 22,000 for new applicants (Class of 2020) who will begin college in Fall 2020. Visit Oregon Promise FAQs for all details.

WHEN do I apply for Oregon Promise?


HOW do I apply for Oregon Promise?

  1. Go to
  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?

You should frequently check your award status in the OSAC Student Portal. OSAC will also notify you by email once you have been awarded. Learn more about award information on the FAQ page.

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

The Eugene Elks Scholarship will award a $1,500 first place scholarship to a boy and a girl, and a $1,000 second place scholarship will also be given to a boy and a girl.Beginning this year, there will also be a 3rd place $500 scholarship awarded 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. National scholarships are as high as $50,000.



How to Apply:

Student applicants must download applications and complete applications online at


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, 2020!

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.




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