Grants and Scholarships

https://abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.php

Due date: June 10, 2023

Category: General

Amount: $1000

To apply, write an essay describing your educational career and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving these goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals.

https://www.abpa.org/page/Scholarship

Due date:

Category: General

Amount: $1,500

The ABPA Harrington-Arthur Memorial Essay Competition was established in 2000 to reward students who seek to increase their knowledge and understanding of how cross connection control and backflow prevention help ensure safe drinking water.

https://www.voaor.org/get-involved/give-a-gift/al-forthan-scholarship/apply/

Due date: February 6, 2023

Category:Affected by family drug or alcohol addiction

Amount:$10,000 (distributed over 4 years)

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 2023. It will be allocated in $2,500 installments over four years.

https://www.legion.org/scholarships/legacy/about

Due date: 4/1/2023

Category: See below for eligibility

Amount: $5,000-$20,000

Open to children of U.S. military members who died while on active duty on or after Sept. 11, 2001, and children of post-9/11 veterans having been assigned a combined disability rating of 50 percent or greater by the Department of Veterans Affairs. This is a needs-based scholarship designed to fulfill a financial gap remaining after all federal and state educational grants/scholarships available to an eligible applicant have been utilized.

http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm

Due date: 5/21/2023

Category: General

Amount: $1,000

To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay of less than 1000 words on the three characteristics of leadership you value most.

https://oregonstudentaid.gov/grants/chafee-education-and-training-grant/

Due date: Varies by enrollment term

Category: Foster care youth

Amount: Up to $5,000

Need-based award for current or former foster care youth, to assist with postsecondary education and training.

http://cacanational.org/htmlPages/education.html

Due date: Varies

Category: Students of Asian American heritage

Amount: Varies

Multiple scholarships listed for Asian American and Pacific Islander American students.

https://christianconnector.com/index.cfm

Due date: None

Category: Christian

Amount: $5,000

Scholarship drawing. Enter your information to receive info on Christian colleges for a chance to win a scholarship.

https://content.myconnectsuite.com/api/documents/2b3bede0200949b4893fcc9d2ff6f9f5

Due date: May 12, 2023

Category: Education/Early Childhood Education

Amount: $250-$2,000

For students planning to pursue a career in preschool, K-12 education, or other education-related fields. There is award money available for each high school in the Eastern Oregon Regional Educators Network.

https://www.eou.edu/fao/scholarships

Due date: Varies

Category: EOU Students

Amount: Varies

Multiple opportunities. Use the link to find what you might qualify for. You must actively apply for each application. Some are awarded on a first come-fist served basis.

https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/EEFGrants.cfm

Due date: November 1, 2023

Category: Children of deceased or disabled Elks members

Amount: $5,000 (renewable annually)

For the children of deceased or totally disabled Elks. Renewable, one-year grants of up to $5,000.

https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/legacy.cfm

Due date: February 6, 2023 for 2024 contest

Category: Children and grandchildren of Elks members

Amount: $4,000

For children or grandchildren of Elks club members.

https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/mvs.cfm

Due date: November 1, 2023 for 2024 contest

Category: General

Amount: $1,000-$12,000 per year

Most Valuable Student scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree, on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), in a U.S. college or university. Selection considers leadership, academic achievements, community involvement, and financial need.

https://www.eou.edu/foundation/scholarships/

Due date: February 1

Category: EOU Students

Amount: Varies

Multiple scholarships offered by the EOU Foundation.You must apply and be admitted to EOU to receive your student ID number and @eou.edu email address prior to applying for EOU Foundation Scholarships.

https://www.eou.edu/fao/scholarships/mesa-information/

Due date: February 1, 2023

Category: Math majors

Amount: $2,000-$4,000

MESA is a scholarship program designed to help bring capable, undergraduate students to EOU to pursue Bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and to be prepared for entry into the Masters of Teaching/Teacher Licensure program in the College of Education. The MESA Program is designed specifically for Undergraduate students that are interested in becoming a secondary school mathematics teacher.

https://www.epsilonsigmaalpha.org/scholarships?state=Oregon

Due date: February 1, 2023

Category: Women

Amount: Varies

Multiple scholarships awarded to women.

https://www.tfff.org/program-areas/postsecondary-success/scholarship-programs

Due date: March 1

Category: General

Amount: 90% of unmet college costs

Ford Foundation offers four scholarship programs. GU students are most likely eligible to apply to the Ford Scholars Program, which covers 90% of unmet college costs.

Due date: May 4, 2023

Category: General

Amount: Varies up to $1,000

Offered by the Grant County College Advisory Board. Applicant must have been a Grant County resident for 1 year prior to application deadline. Scholarship dollars must be applied to courses or workshops through the distance education programs of EOU and BMCC at the Grant County Center

Due date: July 1, 2023

Category: General

Amount: $

The Grant County Youth Livestock Auction, Inc. will award a scholarship(s) to high school senior(s) as a reward for the involvement in the Grant County Fair Youth Livestock Auction. Applicants must have participated in at least 4 GC Youth Fair Auctions. Students may use this scholarship for the school or further education of their choice. 

https://scholars.horatioalger.org/about-our-scholarship-programs/state-scholarships/

Due date: March 15, 2023

Category: General

Amount: $10,000

For high school JUNIORS. The program specifically assists high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives.

https://content.myconnectsuite.com/api/documents/1a46ab489658417ea3e0910ff584a6c0

Due date: May 12

Category: General

Amount: Varies

The John Day Elks Club offers this scholarship to Grant County students who are graduating seniors.

https://nalsoforegonscholarshipfundinc.org/student-scholarships/

Due date: Awarded in August

Category: Legal Professions

Amount: Varies

Scholarship for students who are preparing themselves for a career as non-attorney legal support staff.

https://oasbo.com/page/promisingfutures

Due date: 3/31/2023

Category: School Business

Amount: $1,000-$3,000

The Oregon Association of School Business Officials' Promising Futures Scholarship Program was created to help Oregon students interested in majors compatible with school business finance professions obtain a post-secondary education.

https://www.cosa.k12.or.us/resources#scholarships

Due date: Varies

Category: General/Trade

Amount: $1,000

Multiple scholarships for Oregon students planning to attend 2 or 4 year colleges or trade schools.

Click here for application

Due date: May 15, 2023

Category: General

Amount: $1,000

Old West Federal Credit Union will award 2 $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors from each of its branches. Open to graduating seniors who live in the 8-county charter area (this includes Grant County) and plan to attend an accredited college or vocational program.

https://www.policechief.org/programs/college-scholarship-program/

Due date: December 31, 2023

Category: Law Enforcement

Amount: $1,000

For students intending to pursue a career in law enforcement or criminal justice.

https://harringtonfamilyfoundation.org/scholarship/

Due date: 3/10/2023

Category: General

Amount: $5,000 per year

The Oregon Community Leadership Scholarship is a renewable four-year collegiate scholarship program eligible for current Oregon high school seniors who are emerging leaders, and plan to attend an Oregon trade school, college or university. The program is intended to facilitate the growth of promising leaders in the state of Oregon by developing the skills needed to flourish their local communities.

https://hmccoregon.com/scholarship/

Due date: December 9, 2023 - January 22, 2024 

Category: Latino

Amount: Varies

Applicant must be of Hispanic ancestry, permanently residing in Oregon or Clark County, Washington. Applicants will be evaluated on academics, extra-curricular activities, community service, written essays and letters of recommendation.

https://oregonstudentaid.gov/

Due date: Opens Oct 1; Due by FAFSA deadline

Category: General/Oregon students

Amount: $1,500-$4,692

Oregon's largest state-funded, need-based grant program for college students. Open to Oregon residents of all ages who are pursuing their first associates degree or bachelor's degree at an eligible public or private institution. Award amounts vary based on student's financial need and type of institution the student attends. There is not a separate application for the OOG. To be considered for the grant, students must submit their FAFSA or ORSAA by the deadline date each academic year.

https://www.oregonpta.org/programs/teacher-education-scholarship

Due date: 3/31/2023

Category: Teaching students

Amount: $500

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 and is not renewable. Scholarship recipients may, however, re-apply in subsequent years.

https://www.osfma.org/Student-Scholarships

Due date: 3/3/2023

Category: General/Trade

Amount: $1,000

The student must attend a school or district with a current OSFMA member. Student must be working towards a degree or certificate in a field of study compatible with school operations or facilities. Scholarships may be used at any accredited post-secondary institution such as a junior college, community college, trade or technical school, university, or college.

https://orsrscholarships.com/

Due date: March 1, 2023

Category: General; plus additional awards for drama, English and  sciences

Amount: $2,000-$5,000

The Oregon Scottish Rite Education Foundation annually awards multiple scholarships to the most promising applicants from across the state of Oregon. A Masonic relationship is not required. Applicants must be bona fide residents of the State of Oregon entering and continuing as undergraduates at an accredited college, university, or trade school. There is a general award as well as addtional scholarships only for students pursuing drama, English, or the sciences.

https://oregonssa.org/recognitions-awards

Due date: 4/15/2023

Category: General

Amount: $1,000

These $1,000 scholarships are for students of OSSA member school districts. Two scholarships each will be awarded in 1A, 2A and 3A districts.

https://scholarships.oregonstate.edu/scholardollars

Due date: February 15, 2023 to be considered for all opportunities

Category: OSU students

Amount: Varies

OSU students may use OSU ScholarDollars to submit an application for the almost $15 million in donor-funded scholarships available for the 2023-2024 academic year. By submitting an application, you will be considered for over 2,500 OSU scholarship opportunities! Merit-based, need-based, and activity-based OSU scholarships are available.

https://scholarsapp.com/scholarship/pbj-scholarship

Due date: May 31, 2023

Category: General

Amount: $1000

The PB&J Scholarship is for students who have experienced personal challenges that may not have allowed them to perform well academically, but who still have the drive to succeed.

https://www.pnacac.org/student-scholarships

Due date: 3/15/2023

Category: General

Amount: 

For this application you will record a 1-minute video response to one of the following prompts: "What would you like to be doing in 10 years, and how does college help you get there?” -OR- “How has your college/career counselor, school counselor or advisor helped you (and/or others) in finding the right college fit and what would you like to say to them?”

http://cacanational.org/htmlPages/education.html

Due date: Varies

Category: Students of Asian American heritage

Amount: Varies

Multiple scholarships listed for Asian American and Pacific Islander American students

https://pridefoundation.org/find-funding/scholarships/

Due date: Application period opens in October

Category: LGBTQ+

Amount: Varies

Open to students who identify as LGBTQ+ or questioning, who live in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington. One application for 60+ scholarships.

As a credit union founded by teachers, we understand the critical role education plays in the strength of our community. That’s why we award more than 20 scholarships each year to continuing, vocational, and nontraditional students.

https://www.selco.org/why-selco/scholarships/ 

https://coloradomtn.academicworks.com/opportunities/6359

Due date:

Category: Natural Resources and Fire Management

Amount: $1,470

This is a awarded in the following priority order: 1) an immediate family member of one of the fallen firefighters; 2) a child of a member of the fire fighting units located in: Missoula, MT; Savannah River Forest Station, SC; Grand Junction, CO; Prineville, OR; McCall, ID; or the greater Glenwood Springs, CO area (including Garfield, Pitkin & Eagle counties); or 3) a student pursuing a fire management or natural resource degree or certificate program.

http://www.student-view.com/ScholarshipWmap.html

Due date: 4/23/2023

Category: General

Amount: $500-$5,000

The Student-View Scholarship is open to all students regardless of academic achievement or financial need. Simply complete a 15-25 minute online survey about local colleges. You will then be automatically entered into a random drawing for a scholarship award.

https://www.usbank.com/financialiq/manage-your-household/student-center/enter-to-win-the-student-union-scholarship.html

Due date: October 30, 2023

Category: General

Amount: $1,500-$14,000

Sweepstakes contest. Must be accepted or enrolled as an undergraduate student (for at least 6 credit hours per semester) at an eligible, accredited two- or four-year U.S. brick-and-mortar or online college or university by deadline.


https://www.goautoranch.com/auto-ranch-foundation-application.htm

Due date: 3/31/2023

Category: Agriculture and trades

Amount: $1,000

The purpose of the Auto Ranch Foundation is to provide scholarships to deserving high school graduating seniors intending to pursue a course of study at either a two-year or four-year educational institution or trade program, to gain the skills and knowledge needed for a career in automotive, technical, agricultural, mechanical or related fields. This scholarship is open to students in rural southwest Idaho and eastern Oregon.

https://www.fwaa.org/scholarship

Due date: 4/7/2023

Category: FWAA members

Amount: varies

 

Due date: June 1, 2023

Category: Agriculture including technical and trade schools

Amount: Up to $3,000

Requirements: Current or former Grant County resident. Enrollment or acceptance at an accredited school of higher education in a natural resource or
agricultural/industrial/business related field of study. Two years high school participation in 4H/FFA, other ag or industrial arts related organization. Full-time (minimum 12 credits or units per quarter or term) course of study

https://prairiecityschooldistrict.weebly.com/uploads/6/6/2/6/66260027/grant-county-ranch-and-rodeo-museum-agriculture-scholarship-form.pdf

Due date: May 20

Category: Agriculture, including technical schools

Amount: $500

A $500.00 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior from Grant County. The scholarship is intended for students that are pursuing post-secondary education in an agriculture-related field. Applicants may attend any accredited community college, college, university, or technical/specialized training school where he or she will focus on an agriculture-related course of study.

https://prairiecityschooldistrict.weebly.com/uploads/6/6/2/6/66260027/grant-county-stock-growers-association.pdf

Due date: May 1

Category: Agriculture including technical and trade schools

Amount: Up to $2,000

The Grant County Stock Growers Association will be awarding up to $2000 in scholarships. These scholarships will be awarded to one or more individuals who are graduates of a Grant County, Oregon school. The scholarship is intended for a graduate pursuing post-secondary education in an agriculture, natural resource, or trade/technical school or a related field.

https://oregonfb.org/scholarships/

Due date: 3/1/2023

Category: Agriculture and forestry

Amount: Varies

For students pursuing a degree agriculture or forestry related fields.

https://oregonffa.com/scholarships-2/

Due date: Varies

Category: Agricultural

Amount: Varies

Multiple scholarship opportunities for FFA members.

https://www.oan.org/page/scholarshiplist

Due date: 4/15/2023

Category: Horticulture and related fields

Amount: $500-$3,000

The Oregon Nurseries Foundation (ONF) awards scholarships to students preparing for a career in ornamental horticulture and related fields. In all, 20 different awards — ranging from $500 to $3,000 — are sponsored by individuals and OAN chapters as a way to support the next generation of green industry professionals. Applicants may be awarded more than one scholarship. Past recipients are encouraged to reapply.

https://www.owrc.org/owrf

Due date: 6/30/2023

Category: Water, agriculture, and/or natural resources

Amount: $2,000-$5,000

For students who are enrolled or accepted at an accredited two- or four- year college or university located in the US, who demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career related to water, agriculture, and/or natural resources. Coursework in policy, political science, agricultural science, and other related fields are recommended but not required.


https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zJVDB-iCacjJ0WgXMOngF4ohBkwNcKQKbPNCK3x_HAs/edit?usp=sharing

Due date: April 10

Amount: $1000

The purpose of the scholarship is to support and encourage continuing education in the field of art at an accredited institution. Contact is Eloise Boren.


Due date:

Amount: $500

Given to a Grant County student interested in pursuing a major or minor in the arts, which includes visual arts, performing arts, and/or literary arts. Minimum GPA 2.5. No website.

https://oregongfwc.org/fine-arts-scholarships.html

Due date: 4/4/2023

Amount: Varies

A variety of scholarships for students of the visual/performance/and literary arts. The scholarships are for ALL graduating high school senior students (regardless of gender) who will be attending college in the Fall and reside in Oregon.


https://bluemountainhospital.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/2024_BMHD-HCS_APPLICATION.pdf

Due date: May 19

Category: Healthcare

Amount: Varies

Applications are open to Grant County graduating seniors looking to pursue a career in healthcare.

https://www.cascadeseast.org/scholarships

Due date:

Category: Healthcare

Amount: Varies

Cascades East Area Health Education Center and the St. Charles Foundation currently offer student scholarships to students who desire to enter a health care career and practice in a rural Oregon area as a certified nurse assistant, registered nurse, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, or other health professional.

https://ccswebsite.org/ccs-scholarships/

Due date: April 15

Category: Healthcare

Amount: $2000

Anyone seeking a career in psychology, counseling, school counseling, social work, or nursing to apply for a CCS scholarship.


https://www.aopa.org/training-and-safety/students/aopa-flight-training-scholarships

Due date: 2/10/23

Category: Aviation

Amount: $2,500-$14,000

Multiple scholarships available for primary flight training, advanced ratings/certificates, and aviation maintenance. Open to Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) members that are U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent legal residents Some scholarships also require applicants to meet additional criteria.

https://oregonloggers.org/page/Scholarship

Due date: 4/1/2023

Category: Forestry and related industries

Amount: Varies

Scholarships funds may be used for certificate education or training at a technical or trade school, two or four-year college or university and a career in a forest resources, business, or a certified pathway which leads to immediate employment with an AOL member company. Scholarships will also be made available to those students who are studying for careers in: forest engineering, heavy equipment operation / Diesel mechanics, CDL License, welding or other forestry related areas of study.

https://www.goautoranch.com/auto-ranch-foundation-application.htm

Due date: 3/31/2023

Category: Agriculture and trades

Amount: $1,000

The purpose of the Auto Ranch Foundation is to provide scholarships to deserving high school graduating seniors intending to pursue a course of study at either a two-year or four-year educational institution or trade program, to gain the skills and knowledge needed for a career in automotive, technical, agricultural, mechanical or related fields. This scholarship is open to students in rural southwest Idaho and eastern Oregon.

https://www.boomandbucket.com/blog/scholarship

Category: Heavy Equipment

Amount: $1000

Boom & Bucket is offering a scholarship of $1,000 to be awarded each year to a student pursuing a heavy machinery themed program. This scholarship is available to both currently enrolled students and future students who are planning to attend a program within the next 12 months. The program can be at a college or a trade school anywhere in the United States or Canada. 

https://bringbackthetrades.org/scholarship-application

Due date: each month

Category: trades

Amount: $1,000

Bring Back the Trades Inc. awards monthly scholarships during the school calendar year to students from across the United States who are attending post-secondary education in the Skilled Trades.

Scholarship Application

Due date: June 1, 2023

Category: Trades/CTE

Amount: $5,000

This scholarship will be awarded to a Grant Union High School senior whose focus is directed toward Career Technical Education schooling for heavy equipment/diesel equipment repair/operation or truck driving. To be eligible, the applicant must intend to enroll in a Career Technical Education school, trade school, or CTE Certification program.

https://scholars.horatioalger.org/about-our-scholarship-programs/technical

Due date: June 15, 2023

Category: Hair Care and Cosmetology

Amount: Up to $2,500

Scholarships are awarded to students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their lives who wish to pursue a career or technical education at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States.

https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/12549/joe-francis-haircarecosmetology-scholarship

Due date: June 1, 2023

Category: Hair Care and Cosmetology

Amount: $3,000

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must be currently applying for entrance into Cosmetology/Barber School, OR actively enrolled in a Cosmetology/Barber program.

https://www.cosa.k12.or.us/resources#scholarships

Due date: Varies

Category: General/Trade

Amount: $1,000

Multiple scholarships for Oregon students planning to attend 2 or 4 year colleges or trade schools.

https://www.osfma.org/Student-Scholarships

Due date: 3/3/2023

Category: General/Trade

Amount: $1,000

The student must attend a school or district with a current OSFMA member. Student must be working towards a degree or certificate in a field of study compatible with school operations or facilities. Scholarships may be used at any accredited post-secondary institution such as a junior college, community college, trade or technical school, university, or college.

https://nwlinejatc.com/wp-content/uploads/Q_uC99zW1uOld7dhKSgFoc9K63VP3Pjeqft3UxDxQCY.pdf

Due date: unknown

Category: General/Trade

Amount: All expenses paid--Tuition, tools, housing, etc.

This scholarship is for a female student to attend VOLTA's line school to become a lineman. The training is a 10-week program and the scholarship includes full tuition, necessary tools and supplies, and housing/meals/food. 


Cecil and Kathleen Jackson Memorial Scholarship
Each year a $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a Grant Union graduating senior that will be attending a community college, trade school, or university full time.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdvFUQMonsztRcamOL7U0OsDAvZhkN-1iWpfEwWfTl2YY01ZA/viewform?pli=1 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScVpLv7vlTynSsP3RUNDmHzLomkL4nrPQOZnDVrDadLb2RA2Q/viewform

Due date: April 5

Category: General

Amount: $500

The Grant Union Alumni Association is proud to offer a $500 scholarship to an eligible Grant Union High School senior. To be eligible, the applicant must intend to enroll in an accredited college, university or trade school following graduation and have maintained a minimum 2.0 GPA through out high school.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ysvAOrZQEL7UFzgymbHMXqppnQ3Vghj1snMmp71Inrc/edit

Due date: April 5

Category: General

Amount: varies

Grant Union senior and  FFA participant

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScbB9mWkzuNnJIGbkfeSM_7c-lDCO-2QQH_fMHepvh30Ify7g/viewform

Due date: April 5

Category: Education/Teaching

Amount: $500

The Hugh Cole Memorial Scholarship Foundation is proud to offer a $500 scholarship to an eligible Grant Union High School senior. To be eligible, the applicant must intend to enroll in an accredited college or university and a major field of education.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeI41p-ChuIDbicigLzVfaxT4Ahpwp1vjzj5yXxka00rRHqJQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

Due date: April 5

Category: General

Amount: $100

This Scholarship is in memory of Jimmie Carlson, a Language Arts and Social Science teacher in Grant School District #3 from 1989-2000. To be eligible, the applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0, and must not be a previous recipient.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfTxY5Wkj6zU88AuBC7zOWqBIIa_CsUAYVKRE_Cm7_E4rEZ9A/viewform

Due date: April 5

Category: General

Amount: 

This scholarship is awarded by the Prospector Booster Club.



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