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.
- College Guide for Homeless Students
- College Guide for LGBTQ Students
- College Guide for Undocumented Students
- College Guide for Veterans
- College Guide for Women in STEM
- First Generation College Student Guide
- College Resource for Students with Disabilities
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 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.
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.
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/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for username and password reset.