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Scholarships are free money for college! Apply to as many as possible that you are eligible for.

A college scholarship is money for college expenses that does not have to be paid back. Scholarships are awarded to students for different reasons including things like academic achievement, a special talent, or a specific characteristic. They may range from a few hundred dollars up to the full cost of attendance. Scholarships may be awarded for use at a specific college (institutional scholarships), or they may be "portable," meaning that students can use the funds at any college they choose to attend.

Browse the tables below for general scholarship applications (like the OSAC scholarship that allows Oregon students to apply to more than 500 scholarships using just one form) and search engines as well as scholarships from each of Oregon's public and private, not-for-profit colleges and universities.

At a minimum, high school seniors and current college students should complete the OSAC scholarship application and apply for any institutional scholarships for which they are eligible. Of course, the more scholarships you apply for, the more money you'll be eligible to earn, so apply to as many scholarships as you can! Many scholarships are open to younger students as well, so it's not too early to get started applying now.

SEARCH FOR SCHOLARSHIPS

Note: Many scholarship search engines offer or require free accounts to personalize your results. Signing up for an account means your contact information may be shared with colleges and other third parties. You should not have to pay for scholarship search results.
Resource Scholarship Application Open/Due
Oregon GEAR UP Scholarship Calendar Deadlines vary
Oregon CIS Financial Aid Sort Deadlines vary; available for schools with a subscription
Career OneStop Deadlines vary
FastWeb Deadlines vary
Going Merry Deadlines vary
Big Future/College Board Deadlines vary
Unigo Deadlines vary
Cappex Deadlines vary
Chegg Deadlines vary
Scholarships.com Deadlines vary
Scholarship Monkey Deadlines vary
United Negro College Fund Deadlines vary
DREAMer's Roadmap Deadlines vary; lists scholarships that do not require U.S. citizenship
Scholarships A-Z Deadlines vary; lists scholarships that do not require U.S. citizenship

 

OREGON SCHOLARSHIPS

Organization Scholarship Application Open/Due
Office of Student Access & Completion (OSAC) November 1 - March 1 (Early Bird - February 15)
Stand for Children Due September 11
Pride Foundation Due January 12
Zeta Phi Beta Due January 26
Oregon Latino Scholarship Fund Due January 31
Black United Fund of Oregon Deadlines vary
Grieg Lodge Due February 15
Harrington Family Foundation Due March 1
Oregon Community Foundation Due March 1
Oregon Jewish Community Foundation Due March 1
Oregon School Counselor Association Due March 1
Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility Due March 5
Benton Community Foundation Due March 12
Red and Gena Leonard Foundation Due March 15
CASA of Oregon Due April 13
Check with your high school counselor or college/career center for local or school-based scholarships.

 

OREGON'S PUBLIC COMMUNITY COLLEGES: SCHOLARSHIPS

School Scholarship Application Open/Due
Blue Mountain Community College  
Central Oregon Community College December 15 - July 15
Chemeketa Community College February 1 - March 31
Clackamas Community College January 30 - April 12, 2018
Clatsop Community College Opens April 2, 2018
Columbia Gorge Community College Opens February 5, 2018
Klamath Community College Due October 13, 2017 for 2017-18
Lane Community College Due March 2, 2018
Linn-Benton Community College Deadlines vary
Mt. Hood Community College Due March 31, 2018
Oregon Coast Community College January 29 - March 11, 2018
Portland Community College December 1 - March 1
Rogue Community College January 4 - March 1, 2018
Southwestern Oregon Community College January 1 - March 1, 2018
Tillamook Bay Community College Opens March 15
Treasure Valley Community College Due January 16, 2018
Umpqua Community College February 1 - March 13, 2018

 

OREGON'S PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES: SCHOLARSHIPS

School Scholarship Application Open/Due
Eastern Oregon University October 1 - February 1
Oregon Institute of Technology Deadlines vary; apply by March 1 for full consideration
Oregon State University Deadlines vary; apply for the FAFSA by February 28 for full consideration
Portland State University Deadlines vary
Southern Oregon University Due March 15
University of Oregon Deadlines vary; many scholarships due February 15
Western Oregon University Due March 1

 

OREGON'S INDEPENDENT, NOT-FOR-PROFIT UNIVERSITIES: SCHOLARSHIPS

School Scholarship Application Open/Due
Concordia University Scholarships awarded automatically; leadership scholarship due June 20, 2018
Corban University Scholarships awarded automatically; others due February 15
George Fox University Scholarships awarded automatically; scholarship competition deadline November 1
Lewis & Clark College Scholarships awarded automatically; complete the FAFSA and CSS Profile by January 15
Linfield College Scholarships awarded automatically; apply by February 1
Multnomah University Scholarships awarded automatically; dates vary for other opportunities
Northwest Christian University Scholarships awarded automatically; others due March 1
Oregon College of Art and Craft Scholarships awarded automatically; dates vary for other opportunities
Pacific Northwest College of Art Scholarships awarded automatically; apply by January 31
Pacific University Scholarships awarded automatically; dates vary for other opportunities
Portland Actors Conservatory August 1; complete FAFSA prior to submission
Reed College Scholarships awarded automatically; complete the FAFSA and CSS Profile by January 15
University of Portland Scholarships awarded automatically; complete the FAFSA by January 15
Warner Pacific University Scholarships awarded automatically
Willamette University Scholarships awarded automatically

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