Scholarships

  • Yes, the number and variety of scholarships out there can be overwhelming! The scholarships and websites on this page along with our Senior Google Classroom are great resources for students to do their research and find scholarships to apply for! And yes it does take lots of leg work, so we recommend setting aside some time each week to look for scholarships, work on applications and essays. 

    NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP MONTH:

    The following are several comprehensive college guides for students from a number of different backgrounds.  These guides contain lists of resources for academic support, community support, career and college organizations, scholarships, and more.

     

    PATH TO SCHOLARSHIPS:

    Overwhelmed by the amount of scholarships or just need a little assistance -- Linfield University is offering a workshop, Path to Scholarships, which is free to attend, on November 21, 2020, from 9 am - 12 pm.  Space is limited  For more information and to RSVP: 

     https://hmccoregon.com/event/workshop-pathway-to-scholarships

     

    OSAC SCHOLARSHIP:

    All seniors should fill out the Oregon Student Access Commission (OSAC) scholarship application with over 500 scholarships. This is an online application and should be up in early November, with a March 1 deadline. www.getcollegefunds.org/ You don’t need to be a merit scholar or a student with financial need to apply for OSAC scholarships. All types of scholarships are available. Many are based on criteria such as, the high school you attended, your academic interests, your school and community activities, or your career goals. Some require a minimum GPA and others require no GPA whatsoever. There are more than 500 scholarships and you may qualify! But you won’t know unless you apply. Students will fill out their application and browse through the scholarships criteria to select the ones they want to apply for. This does takes some time since there are over 500 scholarships to take a look at. Plan accordingly. 

     

    For more information on Oregon's Grants and Scholarships:  video  

      

    LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS:

    Local scholarships are for Sandy High School students only. All Local Scholarship information will be available on March 1st via a digital LINK in their Senior Google Classroom and here on our website. It is the students responsibility to get online and look at the Scholarship Booklet and print the criteria/applications of those they would like to apply to. 

    INDEPENDENT SCHOLARSHIPS:

    All private/independent scholarships will be posted here as they come into SHS. Please check back often. All scholarships criteria and deadlines are different. See the list at the bottom of the page for more websites to search for scholarships on! 

     

    The 2021-22 MHCC scholarship application is now open!

    Award amount:  $5,300 (one year) to 1 senior graduating from each high school in MHCC's District, along with 150+ other scholarships.

    Deadline:  March 31, 2020

    More Information:  mhcc.edu/scholarships as well as Virtual Information Session January 20, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. 

    https://mhcc.zoom.us/j/98704033589 Meeting ID: 987 0403 3589

     

     2021 Eks Most Valuable Student Scholarship:

    Award amount:  Ranging from $1,000-$12,500 per year           

    More Information:  MVS Scholarship

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    Footlocker Scholar Athletes

    Award amount:  Up to $25,000                            Deadline:  January 8, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

    More information:  Foot Locker Scholar

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    2021 Latino Scholarship Program

    December 1, 2020-January 31, 2021

    https://hmccoregon.com/scholarship/

     

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    2020-2021 Kaiser Permanente Northwest Health Care Career Scholarship:

    Award amount:  $5,000 & $10,000     Registration Deadline:  December 23, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.      Submission Deadline:  December 30, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.
    More Information:   Kaiser Permanente Health Care Career Scholarship Program

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     You Deserve It Scholarship
    Award Amount: $1,000 (1 award)       Deadline: November 29, 2020

    More information & application: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/15589/you_deserve_it_scholarship_scholarship.php

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    Real World Design Challenge Scholarship

    Award Amount:  $50,000 (7 awards)       Deadline:  November 30, 2020

    More information & application:  https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/10303/real_world_design_challenge_scholarships_scholarship.php

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    10 Words or Less Scholarship

    Award Amount:  $500 (1 award)        Deadline:  November 30, 2020

    More information & application:  https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/10258/10_words_or_less_scholarships_scholarship.php

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    Innovative Scholarships

    Award Amount:  $2,500 (6 awards)      Deadline:  December 1, 2020

    More information & application:  https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/17218/innovation_scholarship_scholarship.php

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    GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program

    Award Amount:  $10,000 (renewable for 4 years)            Deadline:  January 5, 2021

    More information & application:  https://www.reaganfoundation.org/education/scholarship-programs/ge-reagan-foundation-scholarship-program/

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    Elks National Foundation Legacy Awards:   
    Award Amount: $4,000 (6 awards for Oregon residents)         Deadline: February 5, 2021
    More information & application: Elks National Foundation Legacy Info & Application

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    1 for 2 Education Foundation Scholarship

    Award Amount:  Up to $25,000                             Deadline:  February 15, 2021 8:59 p.m.

    More information:  1 for 2

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    Ford Scholars Program:

    Award Amount:  90% of unmet college costs                Opens Nov. 1, 2020 - Deadline:  March 1, 2021

    More information & application:  Ford Scholars

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    The Seneca Scholarship:

    Award Amount:  $10,000                        Deadline:  5:00 pm March 1, 2021

    More Information & application:  http://www.senecascholarship.org/

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    Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest:

    Award Amount:  1st Place from each state competes for national awards totalling $31,500        Deadline:  March 31, 2021

    More information & application:  www.vfwauxiliary.org

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    Jiffy Lube "What Drives You" Scholarship

    Award Amount:  1 - $4,500 and 3 - $1,500                    Deadline:  March 15, 2021

    More information & application:  Jiffy Lube

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    Pointe Pest Control Pay it Forward

    Award Amount:  $750                                            Deadline:  April 29, 2021

    More information & application: Pay it Forward                    

    Other suggested scholarship search resources:

    CIS (Career Information System)  is a great resource to explore lifes options and scholarships. All students have a CIS login they were issued as freshman. If your student does not remember his/her login please contact Rhana Mather at rhana.mather@ortrail.k12.or.us for username and password reset. 

    oregongearup.org/calendar/scholarship     
    saltmoney.org   
    fastweb.com      
    scholarshipexperts.com    
    chegg.com     
    www.scholarshipamerica.org
    www.tuitionfundingsources.com 

    www.meritaid.com  
    www.studentscholarships.org  
    www.cappex.com www.zinch.com   
    studentaid.ed.gov  www.finaid.org