The following scholarships have been publicized to the AHS Counseling Office for the Class of 2019.
11.15.19 Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship (L)
Ranging from $1,000 per year to $12,500 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. All scholarships are in the form of certificates of award conditional upon the full-time enrollment of the winner in an accredited U.S. college or university. Current high school seniors, or the equivalent, who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply.
Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks. Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify. www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/mvs.cfm
11.15.19 Hagan Scholarship (N)
The Hagan scholarship is intended to provide each recipient with the opportunity to obtain a four-year college education and graduate debt free. Over 300 new scholarships are awarded each year. Applicants must authenticate financial need in order to be eligible. Scholarship recipients are selected based upon character, leadership, academic ability, achievement in and out of school, and future promise. For more information visit haganscholarships.org.
12.7.18 National Honor Society Scholarship (N)
National Honor Society Scholarship Program applications are available to graduating seniors who are NHS members in good standing. Application instructions can be accessed here.
12.14.18 César E. Chávez Leadership Conference Scholarships (O) *NEW*
The purpose of the CECLC Scholarship is to encourage and provide students from a Latino 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. Applicant must be from a high school graduating class of 2019, of Latino ancestry or from a seasonal farm worker family, and 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 2019. Application information is available here: http://www.wou.edu/ceclc/scholarships.
12.20.17 Peanut Butter and Jelly Scholarship (O)
The Peanut Butter and Jelly Scholarship was started in Hawai’i with the goal to help students who may not have the highest GPA’s or test scores but have the drive to achieve their dreams. Traven Watase started the first PB&J Scholarship by eating PB&J sandwiches to save money to pay forward his own scholarship right after he graduated from Farrington High School, located in Honolulu, Hawaii. Since then, our funding has grown and we are now looking to give out scholarships to students studying in Oregon this year. Applicants must plan to attend a 2 or 4 year college and have a GPA between 1.5 and 3.5 Submit your application at: http://bit.ly/pbjoregon
1.4.19 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship (N)
The GE-Reagan Scholarship program annually provides college-bound students with $10,000 renewable scholarships – up to $40,000 total per recipient. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship. For more information, and to apply, visit reaganfoundation.org.
1.11.19 Pride Foundation Scholarships (R)
Every year, Pride Foundation awards scholarship to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and allied student leaders in the Northwest. If you are a resident of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington you may qualify. Apply at pridefoundation.org.
1.18.19 Profile in Courage Essay Contest (N)
Essay topic: Write an original and creative essay that demonstrates an understanding of political courage as described by John F Kenndy in Profiles of Courage. Essays must be a minimum of 700 words, but no more than 1,000 words. First place is $10,000; second place is $3,000; five finalists will receive $1,000, and eight semifinalists will receive $100 each. For more information, visit jfklibrary.org/essaycontest.
2.15.19 OSAC Scholarship - Early Bird Deadline (O)
OSAC (Office of Student Access and Completion) awards more than $18 million in scholarships annually. Awards range from $1,000 to $10,000 or more. OSAC administers more than 600 scholarship programs, including one specifically for AHS students (Hall Scholarship) and one for Clatsop County students (Howard & Edith Hoedle Scholarship). Submitting an application by the Early Bird Deadline allows applicants to be entered into a drawing for a $500 scholarship. For more information, visit oregonstudentaid.gov/scholarships.aspx.
2.19.19 North Coast Scholarship Foundation Scholarship (L)
The North Coast Scholarship Foundation awards scholarships to graduating high school seniors from Astoria, Warrenton, and Seaside High Schools who will be attending an accredited community college or 4 year college/university. Scholarships are for tuition and text books only. Click here for NCSF Application & Instructions. Applications are due to the AHS Counseling Office by 3:30pm on Feb 19th.
2.28.19 TheDream.US National Scholarship (N) ***NEW***
The Dream National Scholarship is available for DREAMers who have graduated or will graduate with a high school or GED diploma or a community college associate degree by the end of the 2019 Spring term. Applicants must have a current DACA or TPS authorization or would have met the DACA eligibility criteria if the program were still open; and qualify for in-state tuition at one of the public Partner Colleges (or are admitted to one of
the private Partner Colleges). The National Scholarship Award will cover your 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 our Partner Colleges. You can renew the
Award each year so long as you meet the continuing eligibility criteria. Click here for more information.
3.1.19 OSAC Scholarship - Regular Deadline (O)
OSAC (Office of Student Access and Completion) awards more than $18 million in scholarships annually. Awards range from $1,000 to $10,000 or more. OSAC administers more than 600 scholarship programs, including one specifically for AHS students (Hall Scholarship) and one for Clatsop County students (Howard & Edith Hoedle Scholarship). For more information, visit oregonstudentaid.gov/scholarships.aspx.
3.1.19 OSEA Guy Davis & Past Presidents' Scholarships (O)
The OSEA Guy Davis Scholarship & OSEA Past President's Scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $1250 and $1500. Applicants must be a graduating senior and have at least one family member who is a member in good standing of OSEA, as well as a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA through 7 semesters. Click here for more information.www.osea.org/scholarships/
3.4.19 Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship (N)
Any 11th or 12th grade Oregon high school student may enter by submitting an original essay, poem, or narrative work of 600 words or less in response to the following question: "How can you work against systemic racism to help make our world more healthy and peaceful?". For more information, visit www.oregonpsr.org.
4.1.19 Fibre Federal Credit Union/TC SCholarship (L)
Applicant must be a Fibre Federal Credit Union/TLC, A Division of Fibre Federal Credit Union member. Scholarships are awarded based on: Quality/Completeness of Scholarship Application; Financial Planning/Need; Academic Standing; Extra-Curricular Activities. In addition to the criteria listed above, the Jim Stacie Memorial Scholarship is awarded based on leadership qualities. More information is located here: https://www.fibrecu.com/community/scholarships/scholarship-info.
6.1.19 Oregon Promise Grant (O)
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. Learn more in this video: Oregon Promise: Introduction & How to Apply. To begin the application, visit https://oregonstudentaid.gov/oregon-promise.aspx. Please note: Applicants MUST complete a FAFSA or ORSAA by the respective deadlines in order to be eligible for Oregon Promise.
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:
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Scholarship deadlines which have passed:
9.11.19 Stand for Children Scholarship http://stand.org/oregon/beat-the-odds/apply.
9.18.18 Gates Scholarship (N) www.thegatesscholarship.org
10.8.2018 "I Will Vote" Essay Contest (L) Click here to access the essay contest instructions.
10.15.2018 PEO Star Scholarship (L)
10.17.18 Wendy's High School Heisman Scholarship (N) www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com/
10.22.18 Advancing Women in Transportation Scholarship (N)
10.31.18 ACT Student Champion Award www.act.org/readinesschampions
(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