• 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. 

    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. 

     

    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! 

    Nursing Scholarships List:
    List and more informatoin at: Top 100 Nursing Scholarships

    Foot Locker Scholar Athletes:

    Award amounts: $20,000 - (20 Awards)     Deadline: January 3rd, 2020

         • Be entering college in the Fall of 2020 as a Freshman at an accredited four-year institution for an undergraduate degree. 
         • Be currently involved in high school sports, intramural sports, or community based sports. 
         • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0. 
         • Be a US citizen or permanent legal resident
         • Not be an employee, officer or director of Foot Locker, Inc. or any of its subsidiaries, or a member of the immediate family of such
            an employee, officer or director. 

    More information & application: Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Information & Application

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    GE Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program:

    Award amounts: $40,000 - (20 awards)       Deadline: January 3rd, 2020

         • Demonstrate at school, at the workplace, within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity & citizenship.
         • Demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale or equivalent.)
         • Be citizens of the United States of America. 
         • Be current high school seniors attending high school in the United States.
         • Plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study  toward a bachelor's degree at an accredited four-year college
           or university in the United States for the entire upcoming academic year. 

    More information & application: GE Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program Information & Application

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    Wealth Wise Scholarship:

    Award amounts: $1,000       Deadline: December 31st, 2019

         • Minimum GPA of 3.5
         • Major of study must support a career in the Finance Industry. (Finance, Business, Accounting, Mathematics, Management)
         • Must be a US resident. 
         • Must send in an official transcript.
         • Must be a current of future college student. (High school senior)
         • Scholarship must go to tuition purposes. (Will be paid directly to the university/college.)
         • Complete an essay on the topic: additoinal criteria at the link below. 
                   "How the US Credit System can be improved."
         • Include contact information with essay so winners can be contacted. 

    More information & application: Wealth Wise Scholarship Information & Application Link

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    Illustrators of the Future Scholarship:

    Award amounts: $5,000 - (4) Awards        Deadline: December 31st, 2019

    More information & application: Illustrators of the Future Scholarship Application & Information

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    Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship
    Award amounts: $500-$1,000        Deadline: 5:00pm on March 2nd, 2020
    Eligibility Requirements: 

         • 11th or 12th graders can apply. 
         • Write an original essay, poem or narrative work of 600 words or less in response to the following question: 

                   "How would an effective movement for climate justice benefit immigrant communities?"

         • Submissions may be sent via Google Form (preferred), email or mail. 

    More information & application: Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship Information & Google Form (to be posted shortly.)

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    Kaiser Health Care Scholarship - information packets available in the Career Center. 
    Award amounts: $5,000 or $10,000    Deadline: December 13th, 2019 at 5pm Pacific Time. LATE APPLICATIONS NOT ACCEPTED.
                                                                          Application Registration Deadline: December 6th at 5pm Pacifc Time. 

    Interviews: January-March 2020. Those being considered for the full spectrum of award amounts will be interviewed. An interview does not guarentee receipt of a scholarship. Notifcations of winners/status will be sent by the end of April 2020. 

    Eligibility Requirements: 

         • Attend an eligble high school. (Yes Sandy is one of them).
         • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (weighted). 
         • Are planning to pursue an education and career in an approved human health care field. (See list on application website.) 
         • Plan to enroll in Fall of 2020 at a US accredited college or university as a full-time, degree, or certificate-seeking first-year student. 
         • Proof of US Citizenship or legal permanent residency not required.  

    Selection Criteria:

         • Academic Achievement
         • Engagement in activities: Extracurricular, community service, and/or work. 
         • Commitment to a career in health care. 
         • Character qualities.
         • Diversity characteristics.
         • Economic and/or social disadvantage. 

    Application: Kaiser Health Care Scholarship Application

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    Lewis & Clark Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Award amounts: TBD        Deadline: January 15th, 2020
    Eligibility Requirements: 

         • Current high school seniors in Oregon who have applied to Lewis & Clark. 
         • Applied to Lewis & Clark using the Common Application.

    More information & application: L&C Entrepreneurship Scholarship Info & Application

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    Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student (MVS) Scholarship
    Award amounts: $1,000 - $12,500    Deadline: November 5th, 2019
    Eligibility Requirements: 

         • Current high school seniors who are citizens in the United States.
         • Applicants don't have to be related to an Elks member. 
         • Must be a high school senior, cannot be a graduate. 
         • Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.  
         • Applicants must be citzens of the United States on the date their application is signed. Permanent legal resident status doesn't not qualify. 

    Application: Must apply online!  Elks MVS Scholarshop Application

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    Shelley Holly Women's Transportation Seminar (WTS) Transportation YOU Scholarship
    Award amounts: $2,000    Deadline: 7pm on October 25th, 2019
    Eligibility Requirements: 

         • Open to all women.
         • GPA of 3.0 or higher.
         • Currently a high school senior in Oregon or Southwest Washington.
         • Plans to pursue a career in a transportation-related field.
         • Not previously awarded the YOU scholarship. You can later apply for the Undergraduate and Graduate level scholarships.

    Application: WTS YOU Scholarship Application and Information

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    Hollywood Lights Theatre Scholarship 2019-20
    Award amount: $5,000     Deadline: TBD
    Eligibility Requirements: 

         • You must currently be a high school senior.
         • You must reside in either Oregon or Washington.
         • You must be on track to graduate in 2020.
         • You must currently be enrolled in at least one theatre/drama class or attend an after-school theatre program.
         • You must have plans to pursue theatrical related studies throughout college. 

    Application: Hollywood Lights Theatre Scholarship Application

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    Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards
    Award amount: $3,500     Deadline: October 15th, 2019
    Eligibility Requirements:

       • Be currently enrolled in high school and graduation in 2020.
       • Have a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale. 

    Application: Hispanic Heritage Youth Award Application

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    Make the U Scholarship
    Award amount: $2,000 - 15,000     Deadline: October 15th, 2019
    Eligibility Requirements:

       • Show academic success.
       • Demonstrate dedication to community service. 
       • Demonstration of leadership in one's community. 

    Application: Make the U Scholarship Application

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    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 Molly Simoni at molly.simoni@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