The following scholarships have been publicized to the AHS Counseling Office for the Class of 2020.
11.15.19 Hagan Scholarship
The Hagan Scholarship is a nationwide need-based merit scholarship for high achieving, self-motivated students. The scholarship provides up to $6,000 each semester, for up to eight consecutive semesters, to help recipients graduate college debt free. Recipients must graduate from a public high school located in a county having fewer than 50,000 residents and enroll at a four-year not-for-profit college or university the first semester following high school graduation. For more information, visit https://haganscholarships.org/
11.20.19 Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship *deadline extended*
The Cooke College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation's best four-year colleges and universities. Each award is intended to cover a significant share of the student’s educational experience – including tuition, living expenses, books and required fees. Awards vary by individual, based on the cost of tuition as well as other grants or scholarships they may receive. This highly competitive scholarship includes:
12.1.19 OCCA Scholarship
Scholarships will be awarded to an Oregon High School and/or All-Star Gym Cheerleaders who will be graduating in the class of 2020. Scholarships awarded will be non-renewable and will total a minimum of $1,000. Scholarships may be awarded to cheerleaders from all classifications (1A-6A). Applicants must have a 3.5 GPA by the end of their junior year. Candidates must complete the application, essay, required recommendations, information, and submit electronically. Click here for application instructions.
12.15.19 AXA Achievement Scholarship ***NEW***
The AXA Achievementsm Scholarship provides over $1.4 million in scholarships to young people throughout the nation representing all 50 states, Washington DC and Puerto Rico. Students have the opportunity to receive a $2,500, $10,000 or $25,000 scholarship. In addition, for every student who wins a scholarship, a grant in the amount of $1,000 will be made to the winner’s school. Applicants must demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities. Click here for more information.
12.15.19 Burger King Scholars Program ***NEW***
Created in memory of BURGER KING® Co-founder James “Jim” W. McLamore, the BURGER KING℠ Scholars program has awarded $35 million in scholarships to more than 33,000 high school students, BK® employees and their families across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico since 2000. In 2018 alone, the Foundation awarded $3.7 million to more than 3,400 students in North America. The requirements to become a BURGER KING℠ Scholar are simple. You must apply within the application period, and fit the prerequisites : Have a strong academic record with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5, be passionate about serving the community, and be a high school senior, BURGER KING® employee, spouse/domestic partner or child of an employee. Click here to apply.
12.31.19 Gen & Kelly Tanabe Scholarship ***NEW***
The Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship is a merit-based program that helps students fulfill their dreams of a higher education. The scholarship is named for Gen and Kelly Tanabe, best-selling authors on education, whose generous donations fund this program. Winners are chosen by committee, which bases its decision primarily on the submitted personal statement. The first place award is a $1,000 scholarship. The award can be used for tuition, room and board, required fees or any educational expense. Click here for more information.
1.3.20 Foot Locker Scholarship ***NEW***
Footlocker is awarding $20,000 to 20 student athletes! The Foot Locker Scholar Athletes program honors student-athletes who demonstrate exceptional academic ability and strong leadership skills in sports, in their schools, and within their communities. Whether you're the lead scorer or the most spirited team player, we want to hear how you have taken the skills you've cultivated in the locker room and used to them create a powerful, positive impact on the lives of others around you. Click here for more information.
1.10.20 Pride Foundation Scholarships
Pride Foundation provides essential financial resources and community support to LGBTQ+ and allied student leaders in the Northwest—particularly those who face barriers due to race, economic circumstances, identity, ability, location, or lack of family support. Do you identify as LGBTQ+, questioning, or an ally? Do you currently live, have recently lived, or study in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington? Great news! You are likely eligible to apply for a Pride Foundation Scholarship. Click here to access the application: https://pridefoundation.org/find-funding/scholarships/application/
1.15.20 Guy Davis OSEA Scholarship ***NEW***
The Oregon School Employees Association (OSEA) is proud to present seven Guy Davis Scholarships and one Past Presidents' Scholarship designed to provide assistance to deserving children, grandchildren and other qualifying relatives of OSEA and ROSE members as they pursue their education beyond high school. Applicants must have a parent (or stepparent) grandparent, sibling, aunt, uncle, or legal guardian in good standing with OSEA and a minimum GPA of 3.0. Click here for the application.
1.22.20 APIA Scholarship Program ***NEW***
The Asian and/or Pacific Islander Americans Scholars offers a range of scholarships to support APIA students. Scholarship awards range from one-time $2,500 awards to multi-year $20,000 awards. APIA Scholars provides scholarships to underserved APIA students with a special focus on those who: Live at or below the poverty level, or are otherwise of low socioeconomic status; Are the first in their families to attend college; Are representative of the APIA community’s diversity, (geographically and ethnically}, especially those ethnicities that have been underrepresented on college campuses due to limited access and opportunity; and Have placed a strong emphasis on community service and leadership as well as solid academic achievement. Click here for more information.
1.30.20 Digital Responsibility Scholarship ***NEW***
Young people spend an average of 7.5 hours a day consuming media--and this doesn't include computer use for schoolwork--according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. With technology always at the ready at your fingertips, it can be a challenge to unplug. But taking a break from technology is healthy for both the mind and body. The purpose of this scholarship is to help you understand the negative effects of too much screen time. Applicants must answer the question "Instead of spending time with technology, I'd rather..." Click here to fill out the application.
2.1.20 Jackie Robinson Scholarship ***NEW***
Through its Mentoring and Leadership Development Program, the Jackie Robinson Foundation provides scholarships of up to $30,000 over four years to minority high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited 4-year college or university of their choice. Applicants must be a graduating high school senior; plan to attend an accredited and approved four-year institution within the United States; show leadership potential; demonstrate a dedication to community service; present evidence of financial need; be a United States citizen; have a minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined on the math and critical reading sections or a composite ACT score of 21. For more information, visit jackierobinson.org/apply
2.1.20 Tall Clubs International Foundation Scholarships ***NEW***
The Tall Clubs International Foundation, inc. is a IRS 501(C)3 status non-profit organization created to benefit the interests of tall people. Currently, the focus is on funding scholarships for students under 21 years of age, about to attend their first year of higher education, and who meet the height requirements of TCI— 5' 10" (178 cm) for women, and 6' 2" (188 cm) for men. Annually, TCI Foundation awards multiple student scholarship(s) of up to $1000 each. Click here for more information.
2.3.20 Al Forthan Memorial Scholarship
The Al Forthan Memorial Scholarship awards scholarship to Oregon high school seniors who come from families impacted by addiction. One scholarship in the amount of $10,000 will be awarded, in addition to many others in various amounts. Applicants must be a high school seniors that have been raised by a parent or guardian who has experienced addiction, or be a student who has abused alcohol and drugs and is now pursuing recovery. Applications are available online at www.alforthanscholarship.com.
2.10.20 North Coast Scholarship Foundation Scholarship
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 2020 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. The four-year scholarships will only be awarded to students who will be attending a four-year college/university. The scholarships are for tuition and text books only. Scholarships are not awarded to students attending the Military Service Academies nor schools outside the United States. 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, writing sample, and personal interview. Click here to access the Instructions and Application.
2.15.20 5pm OSAC Scholarships ***NEW***
The OSAC (Office of Student Access and Completion) Scholarship application gives access to 400+ scholarships through one application. OSAC awards more than $17 million in scholarships annually. You don't need to be a merit scholar or a student with financial need to apply. Two scholarships are especially important for AHS students: Hoedle Scholarship (two students will be selected from Clatsop County) and Hall Scholarship (two students from Astoria High School will be selected). A Step by Step Instruction Video is located here. Early bird advantage: Error-free application will be entered into a drawing for one of several $1,000 Early Bird scholarships. Click here to apply. Click here for a list of scholarships that high school students typically apply for.
2.27.20 The Dream.US Scholarships ***NEW***
TheDream.US Scholarships partners with 70 Colleges in 16 states and Washington, D.C. that are committed to serving DREAMers and prepared to offer you the support services you need to help you successfully navigate your college life. The National Scholarship Award will cover tuition and fees up to a maximum of $14,500 for an associate degree and $29,000 for a bachelor’s degree, at one of the Partner Colleges. TheDream.US has adopted new immigration eligibility criteria! Applicants are now eligible to apply if they came to the country before November 1, 2014. For more information, visit: https://www.thedream.us/scholarships/national-scholarship/
3.1.20 OSAC Scholarships ***NEW***
The OSAC (Office of Student Access and Completion) Scholarship application gives access to 400+ scholarships through one application. OSAC awards more than $17 million in scholarships annually. You don't need to be a merit scholar or a student with financial need to apply. Two scholarships are especially important for AHS students: Hoedle Scholarship (two students will be selected from Clatsop County) and Hall Scholarship (two students from Astoria High School will be selected). A Step by Step Instruction Video is located here. Click here to apply. Click here for a list of scholarships that high school students typically apply for.
3.3.20 Cancer Unwrapped USA Scholarship ***NEW***
Experiencing a cancer diagnosis can cause a storm of emotions. Whether cancer has made you feel angry, sad, lonely, or even grateful, Cancer Pathways wants to hear about it. The Cancer Unwrapped Teen Writing Contest invites high school students to submit essays about their experience with cancer for the opportunity to win cash prizes. Since the contest began in 2006, more than 4,000 submissions have been received and over $150,000 in prize money has been awarded. Click here for more information.
3.6.20 Oregon Community Leadership Scholarship ***NEW***
The Oregon Community Leadership Scholarship is awarded each academic year to four Oregon graduating high school seniors headed to an in-state university, college or trade school. It is a four-year renewable scholarship at $4,000 per year ($16,000 total per student). Eligible applicants must meet the following criteria: achieve a high school diploma or GED in the state of Oregon, have completed an application to at least one Oregon collegiate program (college or trade school), committed to attend an Oregon college or trade school in the 2020/21 academic year, completed standardized testing required for program admission (SAT or ACT), proof of community involvement/volunteerism, and have financial need. For more information, click here.
3.9.20 NIADA Scholarship ***NEW***
The National Independent Automobile Dealers Association offers four $10,000 scholarships each year to graduating seniors who have maintained an outstanding academic record and demonstrate an aptitude for college work as measured by SAT or ACT scores. Applicants must provide an essay on a topic related to the automotive industry. Click here for more information.
4.1.20 Associated Oregon Loggers Scholarship ***NEW***
AOL offers scholarships for high school seniors and current college students seeking a degree from a four year college of forestry accredited by the Society of American Foresters. These scholarships are available to children and grandchildren of AOL members and to others who wish to pursue a career in a forestry-related field such as Forest Management, Forest Engineering or Wood Science. You do not have to be related to a member of AOL to apply for these scholarships. Successful candidates will receive $1,500 per year, renewable for up to four years for a total of $6,000, subject to student maintaining annual qualification requirements. Click here for more information.
4.3.20 Children of Deaf Adults Scholarship ***NEW***
The Millie Brother Scholarship is an annual scholarship awarded to hearing children of deaf adults to help them pursue their post-secondary education. The scholarship can be used for undergraduate or graduate study at any accredited institution of higher education in the world. On average two $3000 scholarship are offered annually. These are one-time scholarships, but you may apply for as many years as you are in school. First-time winners will receive preference. Applicants may compete for both scholarships, but a separate essay is required for each submission. Click here to access the application.
4.10.20 César E. Chávez Leadership Conference Scholarship ***NEW***
The purpose of the CECLC Scholarship is to encourage and provide students from a Latinx or migrant farm worker background the opportunity to further their academic and technical potential as they prepare to become future leaders. Each year, students who are selected as scholarship recipients are awarded a one-time $1,000 scholarship for higher education. To date, CECLC has awarded over $500,000 in scholarships for high school seniors getting ready to pursue a college degree. Applicants must be from a high school graduating class of 2020; must be of Latinx ancestry or from a seasonal farm worker family; 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 2020. Application is available here: http://wou.edu/ceclc/scholarships/
6.19.20 Big Sun Athletics Scholarship ***NEW***
The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. In order to do our part we are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in or the capacity in which they participate. The student must be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute. Click here to apply.
6.30.20 MyBioSource Inc. Scholarship for Students with Disabilities
MyBioSource is excited to offer the MyBioSource Inc. Scholarship for Students with Disabilities. With this scholarship, students will be able to have MyBioSource help them with the costs of necessities that come with getting a greater education. The world needs to create an environment where everyone is included and respected and MyBioSource wants to bring awareness to that need. 2 scholarships of $1000 USD each will be awarded. Applicants must have a documented learning disability to apply. Click here for application information.
6.30.20 Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship Award ***NEW***
In an effort to get students committed to the cause of deleting cyberbullying, the Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship Award is being offered for high school, college and graduate students -- a $1,000 scholarship to help cover educational expenses. Click here to apply.
CollegeBoard Opportunities Scholarship
Students in the Class of 2020 (and beyond) can access scholarship funds by completing several college planning steps to be entered into a drawing. Learn more at opportunity.collegeboard.org
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.
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Scholarship deadlines which have passed:
9.16.19 Beat the Odds Scholarship Click here to access the scholarship application and more information.
9.23.19 P.E.O. STAR Scholarship Applications are available to download here.
10.25.19 Horatio Alger Scholarship scholars.horatioalger.org.
10.29.19 Heisman High School Scholarship Click here for more information and to apply.
10.31.19 Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship Cokeurl.com/Apply2019
11.5.19 Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/mvs.cfm
(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