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.

     

     

     

    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! 

     

     

    Voice of Democracy

    Award Amount:  $30,000                  Deadline:  October 31, 2021

    More information & application: Class of 2022 Google Classroom

    Elks Most Valuable Student

    Award Amount:  Varies from $50,000 - $4,000           Deadline:  November 15, 2021

    More information & application:  enf.elks.org/MVS

    Women's Transportation Seminar Schcolarship

    Award Amount:  $2,500                    Deadline:  November 21, 2021

    More information & application:  https://www.wtsinternational.org/chapters/portland/scholarships-0

    SelectSpace Scholarship

    Award Amount:  $500                   Deadline:  November 30, 2021

    More information & application:  https://www.selectspacepartitions.com/scholarship

    Al Forthan Memorial Scholarships for Students from Homes Impacted by Addiction

    Award Amount:  $10,000               Deadline:  February 7, 2022

    More information & application:  https://www.alforthanscholarship.com

    Pride Foundation Scholarship

    Award Amount:  60 Scholarships Available          Deadline:  January 7, 2022

    More information & application:  https://pridefoundation.org/find-funding/scholarships/guidelines/

    Jiffy Lube "What Drives You"

    Award amount:  (1) $4,500 and (3) $1,500          Deadline:  March 14, 2022

    More information & application:   https://yourturn2apply.com/orcounselorpage.html

    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