The following scholarships have been publicized to the AHS Counseling Office for the Class of 2018.
11.15.17 Hagan Scholarship (N)
The Hagan Scholarship is a nationwide, need based, merit scholarship for high achieving students who will require financial assistance in order to attend college. Eligible applications must be graduating from a public high school located in a county in the US having fewer than 50,000 residents. Up to 350 scholarship will be awarded each year. The Hagan Scholarship will pay the unmet financial need of the recipient, up to $5,000 each semester. www.hsfmo.org
12.15.17 Cesar Chavez Scholarship (O) ***NEW***
Each year, students who are selected as Cesar Chavez scholarship recipients are awarded a one-time $1,000 scholarship for higher education. Applicant must be from a high school graduating class of 2018, , must be of Latino ancestry or from a seasonal farm worker family, and must plan to enroll as a student at a two or four year public or private, accredited post-secondary institution in the United States in the fall of 2018. For more information, visit http://www.wou.edu/ceclc/scholarships/.
12.15.17 AXA Achievement Scholarship (N)
The AXA Achievementsm Scholarship offers college scholarships of $2,500, $10,000 and $25,000 to high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their activities in school, the community or the workplace. Scholarship winners are known as AXA Achievers. They are ethnically and economically diverse, but they share these qualities: ambition and drive; determination to set and reach goals; respect for self, family and community; ability to succeed in college. The scholarship is sponsored by the AXA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of AXA US.
12.27.17 Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship (L/O/R/N)
The 2018 Most Valuable Student scholarship contest is open to any high school senior who is a US Citizen. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. One male and female will be chosen by the Astoria Elks Lodge to complete at state, district, and national levels. Applicants do not need to be related to an Elks member to apply. Applications available online at: https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/mvs.cfm
12.31.17 CASCADIA Poetry Contest (O)
The Oregon Poetry Association is accepting submissions for their annual student poetry contest. Ten winners in each of four age categories will receive $10. All forty winning poems will be published in Cascadia: The Oregon Student Poetry Contest Anthology. More more information, visit: http://oregonpoets.org/contests/student-contest/
1.4.18 Profile in Courage Essay Contest (N)
The 2018 Profile in Courage Essay Contest is open to United States high school students in grades nine through twelve, Applicants are to write a 700-1000 essay to address the following prompt: Describe and analyze an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year of JFK's birth. Essay length: 700-1,000 words. Click here for more information. The winner will receive $10,000.
1.4.18 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship (N) ***NEW***
Each year, the GE-Reagan Foundation program selects roughly 20 college-bound students who excel in leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship to receive $10,000 renewable scholarships - up to $40,000 total per recipient. For more information, eligibility requirements, and an online application, visit reaganfoundation.org/scholarships.
1.12.18 Pride Foundation Scholarships (R)
The Pride Foundation’s scholarship program is committed to supporting LGBTQ and allied students that: show leadership potential either within the LGBTQ community and/or within their field of study; lack a broader LGBTQ community support system; face additional barriers to educational access, including students who are economically, racially, socially, geographically, or politically disenfranchised. For example: LGBTQ students of color, transgender students, LGBTQ immigrant students, LGBTQ youth aging out of foster care, and students who have experienced homelessness, poverty, or isolation due to geography; and demonstrate significant financial need. More information available: https://www.pridefoundation.org/what-we-do/scholarships/
2.13.18 BBB Student of Integrity Scholarship N)
BBB Foundation offers the Students of Integrity Scholarship to recognize high school juniors and seniors who personify and communicate ethics in the real world, as demonstrated through community service, personal integrity, and academic accomplishments. A scholarship of $10,000 will be awarded to the winning application submitted by students residing in Alaska, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Washington, or Western Wyoming. High school juniors and seniors from across the Northwest are encouraged to apply by creating a 90-second video that demonstrates how BBB helps people become smart consumers. go.bbb.org/nw-scholarship
2.14.18 North Coast Scholarship Foundation Award (L)
The NCSF is offering one-year, two-year and four-year scholarships to qualifying high school seniors. Scholarships are for up to $20,000 ($5,000 per year for four years). Any 2018 graduating senior from Seaside, Astoria, or Warrenton High School(s) who will be attending an accredited community college or 4 year college/university may apply. Applicants will be selected on the basis of their completion of the application, academic achievement, community and school service/activities (including employment/work experiences), personal references, and personal interview. Scholarships will be awarded based on merit, not financial need. Click here for instructions and to download an application.
2.15.18 OSAC Scholarship Early Bird deadline (O)
OSAC awards more than $18 million in scholarships annually. Awards range from $1,000 to $10,000 or more. You don't need to be a merit scholar or a student with financial need to apply. OSAC administers more than 500 scholarship programs through a single application! Early bird deadline allows students to enter a drawing for $500 scholarships. https://app.oregonstudentaid.gov/
3.1.18 OSAC Scholarship Regular deadline (O)
OSAC awards more than $18 million in scholarships annually. Awards range from $1,000 to $10,000 or more. You don't need to be a merit scholar or a student with financial need to apply. OSAC administers more than 500 scholarship programs through a single application! https://app.oregonstudentaid.gov/
3.1.18 TheDream.Us National Scholarships (N)
TheDream.US National Scholarships are for highly motivated DREAMers to assist with the financial costs of accessing a college educationt. Students may be eligible for the National Scholarship if: they are or soon will be a high school graduate; have DACA or TPS status, and qualify for in-state tuition at a Partner Colleges. More information at thedream.us.
3.5.18 Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship (O)
Any 11th or 12th grade student can enter the Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship, but submitting an original essay, poem, or narrative work (600 worlds max) in response to the question "what would it take to eliminate nuclear weapons in your lifetime?" More info can be found at: www.oregonpsr.org/greenfield_peace_writing_scholarship
4.29.18 Pointe Pest Control Scholarship (O)
One $750 scholarship will be awarded in May 2018. Application consists of completing an electronic form in which applicants share a good deed they have done for someone in the community. Applicants can receive bonus points for photographic evidence of the good deed. https://pointepest.com/oregon-scholarship-application/
6.1.18 Oregon Promise Grant Application (O)
Oregon Promise is a state grant that helps to cover most tuition costs at any Oregon community college for recent high school graduates and GED recipients. In order to be eligible, students must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA upon graduation, complete the FAFSA or ORSAA by June 1st, as well as the Oregon Promise application. You can learn more in this video: Oregon Promise: Introduction & How to Apply https://app.oregonstudentaid.gov/
College and University Scholarships:
The majority of the scholarship money students earn is from the college or university they plan to attend. Check with the financial aid office to determine the deadline and application process. Click here for more information about several colleges and universities.
Online scholarship searches:
Be cautious! Be careful of internet scholarship scams! It should never cost money to apply for a scholarship opportunity!
CollegeBoard Scholarship Search
Scholarship deadlines which have passed:
9.12.17 Beat the Odds Scholarship Click here to access Beat the Odds Scholarship Information
9.15.17 Gates Millennium Scholarship (N) https://www.thegatesscholarship.org/scholarship
10.2.17 Wendy's High School Heisman (N) https://www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com/application/
10.31.17 VFW Voice of Democracy Scholarship (N) Download the application here.
(L) – Local Scholarships
(O) – Oregon Scholarships
(R) - Regional Scholarships
(N) – National Scholarships
(P) - Progressive
***EVERY SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION SHOULD BE PROOFREAD AND DOUBLE CHECKED PRIOR TO SUBMISSION***
THE AHS COUNSELING OFFICE IS HAPPY TO HELP WITH ALL APPLICATIONS
THE AHS COUNSELING OFFICE IS HAPPY TO HELP WITH ALL APPLICATIONS