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SCHOLARSHIPS, ESSAY CONTESTS AND OTHER FINANCIAL AID OPPORTUNITIES

SORTED BY DEADLINE, UPDATED FEBRUARY 21, 2012


COSA (CONFEDERATION OF OREGON SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS) SCHOLARSHIPS $1,000

High school seniors, planning to attend an Oregon college or university; GPA 3.25 or better, activities

Apply online at www.cosa.k12.or.us, click on MEMBER SERVICES, then SCHOLARSHIPS

DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 24, 2012


CANCER SURVIVOR COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP $2,500 Renewable for 4 years

High school seniors, must have been diagnosed with cancer before the age of 21 years; minimum GPA 2.5; financial need, community service and/or activities; goals and leadership.

Paper application packet is available in the College and Career Center, Room 209.

DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 24, 2012


LOWE’S CHARITABLE AND EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS $2,500 - $5,000

High school seniors, minimum GPA 3.25, employee or non-employee, commitment to community; activities, honors and awards.

Apply online at http://careers.lowes.com/college_recruiting_scholarship.aspx#1

DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 28, 2012


BUICK ACHIEVERS SCHOLARSHIP $1,000 - $25,000

High school seniors, planning to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at accredited US 4-year college or university for 2012-2013 academic year; US citizen, planning to major in specified course of study that focuses on engineering/technology or select design and business-related program; academics, financial need, leadership, activities

Apply online at www.buickachievers.com

DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 29, 2012


ACPE NW SCHOLARSHIP Up to $2,500

High school seniors, minimum C+ GPA, interest in and use of technology during high school career; planning to pursue studies in a technology related field for a minimum of a two-year degree

Application packet is available in the College and Career Center, Room 209, or online at http://www.acpenw.org/home/awards.html

DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 29, 2012


OREGON STUDENT ASSISTANCE COMMISSION (OSAC) SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION This application covers hundreds of scholarships; Awards vary

High school seniors, Oregon resident. US citizenship required for most, but not all, of the available scholarships. Application available online at www.getcollegefunds.org

There are TWO scholarships available for North Eugene High School seniors.

Required: Four short essays; activities chart, 7th semester transcript; FAFSA.

DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2012

OSEA Oregon School Employees Association Guy Davis and Past Presidents Scholarship $1,250 and $1,500

High school seniors, must have at least one parent, grandparent, sibling, aunt, uncle or legal guardian who is a member in good standing of the Oregon School Employees Association; minimum GPA 3.0

Paper application is available in the College and Career Center or obtains the application online at http://osea.org/links/scholarships/guydavis_App.pdf

DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2012


OREGON COLLECTORS ASSOCIATION HASSON-NEWMAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP ESSAY CONTEST $3,000 - $1,000

High school seniors; essay topic: Credit in the 21st Century

Application information available in the College and Career Center, Room 209 or online at www.orcascholarshipfund.com

DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2012


OSEA (Oregon School Employees Association) CHAPTER #1 SCHOLARSHIP $1,500

High school seniors, parents, grandparent or legal guardian is a current member of OSEA Chapter #1

Application available in the College and Career Center, Room 209

DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2012


ENGINEER GIRL! FOOD ENGINEERING CONTEST $100 - $500

Open to girls AND boys, ages 8 – 18, grades 3 – 12

Write an essay on the topic: Consider these popular foods: applesauce, ice cream, peanut butter, potato chips, sandwich bread, and spaghetti sauce. Choose one of the foods from the list and explain how it is produced, from planting and harvesting to being ready to eat. Choose a technology critical to one or more steps in the process and explain how it works. Describe how different types of engineers might have contributed to the design of the technology as well as key elements of that design. Talk about what engineers are currently doing to improve the technology. Include references.

No more than 1,500 words, must be submitted online.

Visit the website http://www.engineergirl.org/ and click on the link to the Essay Contest.

DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2012
INCIGHT SCHOLARSHIP $500 - $2,500

High school seniors, documented disability (physical, learning, cognitive, etc).

Apply online at http://www.incighteducation.org/

DEADLINE: MARCH 2, 2012


SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS ESSAY CONTEST $300 - $1,000

High school students grades 9-12; essay topic: “Why is it important that we have news media that are independent of the government?”

Entry form available in the College and Career Center, Room 209, or at the website http://www.spj.org/a-hs.asp

DEADLINE: MARCH 8, 2012


SAMMY 2012 (Got Milk?) SCHOLARSHIP $7,500

High school seniors, US citizen or legal resident of the US, minimum GPA 3.25, must have participated in a high school sport or club sport during 2011-2012 school year, cannot be on suspension or other disciplinary probation imposed by school; cannot have been arrested charged with or convicted of any crime

Apply online at https://www.sammyapplication.com

DEADLINE: MARCH 9, 2012, 11:59:59 PM Eastern Time


TZU CHI FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP $1,000

High school seniors, minimum GPA 3.0; financial need, academic achievement and community involvement; application packet is available in the College and Career Center, Room 209, or at the website http://www.us.tzuchi.org

DEADLINE: MARCH 9, 2012
KOHL’S CARES SCHOLARSHIP $1,000 - $9,000

Ages 6 – 18 years, legal US resident; must be nominated by someone age 21 years or older; parents may nominate their own children. Nomination must be completed and submitted at www.kohlskids.com

Nomination should describe how the nominee has contributed to the community in a meaningful way by performing volunteer service that helped non-family members.

Financial need or academic performance will not be considered.

DEADLINE: MARCH 15, 2012, 11:59 P.M. Central Standard Time
AIRPORT ROTARY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP $1,500

High school seniors, continuing education after high school in a college, university or trade school in the State of Oregon. Application is available in the College and Career Center, Room 209.

DEADLINE: Application must be submitted to Vanessa Vasquez in the College and Career Center, Room 209, no later than 3:00 p.m. THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2012.
LANE COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

AWARD AMOUNTS VARY

High school seniors, planning to enroll at Lane Community College in the fall of 2012

Multiple scholarships in one application: Delna Coe College Now Scholarship, Gilma Greenhoot High School Scholarship, Wayne H. Shields High School Scholarship, many, many more!

Information, guidelines and rules at the website: http://www.lanecc.edu/foundation/

Complete application at http://www.lanecc.edu/foundation/scholarshipopps.htm

DEADLINE: MARCH 15, 2012


ZONTA CLUB OF EUGENE and ZONTA INTERNATIONAL YOUNG WOMEN IN PUBLIC AFFAIRS AWARD $1,000

High school female students, ages 16 – 19; active commitment to volunteerism, leadership, dedication to advancing the status of women worldwide

Application is available in the College and Career Center, Room 209

DEADLINE: MARCH 15, 2012




OREGON AGRICULTURE EDUCATION FOUNDATION (OAEF) OREGON FARM BUREAU SCHOLARSHIPS $750 - $1,500

High school seniors, planning to study in an agricultural and/or forestry major

Info packet and application available in the College and Career Center, Room 209, or online at http://www.oregonfb.org/programs/ofb-scholarships/

DEADLINE: MARCH 15, 2012


SLOCUM RESEARCH AND EDUCATION FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP $1,500

High School senior, US citizen, planning to pursue a career related to health.

GPA 3.0 minimum; criteria: academic achievement, involvement in extra-curricular activities; possible financial need; letters of recommendation; previous experience with health, illness or injury; expectations for future success.

Application available in the College and Career Center, Room 209.

DEADLINE: Application and related materials must be submitted to Vanessa Vasquez in the College and Career Center NO LATER THAN 3:00 P.M. ON FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2012.
PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS $1,000 - $5,000

Open to high school seniors, self-identified as either gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender person or a supporter of gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender people; demonstrate an interest in service to the LGBT community, enrolling in community college, college or university

To apply, visit the website: http://community.pflag.org/page.aspx?pid=370

DEADLINE: MARCH 16, 2012


ARMED SERVICES YMCA 2012 ESSAY CONTEST

$1,000 and $200 U.S. Savings Bonds will be awarded

Open to children of active duty or retired military, grades 9-12

Submit an essay about your military hero. The essay can focus on any person who is serving or has served in the U.S. military. Essays should be no less than 300 words and no more than 500 words.

Essays must be submitted with official entry form.

Information and entry form are available in the College and Career Center, Room 209, or online at www.asymca.org

DEADLINE: MARCH 16, 2012.


AYN RAND INSTITUTE ESSAY CONTEST ON AYN RAND’S NOVELETTE ANTHEM $30 - $2,000

Grades 9 and 10; read the novelette Anthem, select one of the available topics and write essay of no fewer than 600 and no more than 1,200 words

For more information and to enter visit the website:

http://aynrandnovels.com/essay-contests

DEADLINE: MARCH 20, 2012, 11:59 P.M. Pacific Standard Time
ASIAN REPORTER COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP $500 - $1,000

High school senior, Asian descent. Planning to attend college in Oregon or Washington. GPA minimum 3.25. Financial need. Community and/or school related activities

Application packet is available in the College and Career Center, Room 209.

DEADLINE: MARCH 21, 2012


OREGON HUMANE SOCIETY “BE KIND TO ANIMALS” POSTER AND PHOTO/STORY CONTEST Prizes will be awarded to top 4 winners in each grade level.

Contest open to grades 9-12. Themes vary for each grade level.

Complete information available at http://www.oregonhumane.org/services/contests.asp

Entry form available in the College and Career Center, Room 209

DEADLINE: MARCH 23, 2012
DOODLE 4 GOOGLE COMPETITION National Winners can earn college scholarships from $5,000 - $30,000; State Finalist and State Winners will receive prizes

Open to students in grades kindergarten – 12. Must be US citizen or legal resident. Submit a Doodle reflecting your creative interpretation of the Google logo using the theme “If I could travel in time I’d visit …”

To enter the competition, visit the website: http://www.google.com/doodle4google/

DEADLINE: MARCH 23, 2012


WILLAMETTE WRITERS KATE HERZOG SCHOLARSHIP $100 - $250

High school seniors; submit original, unpublished writing sample of less than 1,000 words, typed, double-spaced

For complete information visit the website: http://www.willamettewriters.com/1/herzog.php

DEADLINE: MARCH 27, 2012


OREGON PTA TEACHER EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP $500

High school seniors, attending an Oregon public college or university that trains teachers or transfers education credits; goal of becoming a primary or secondary teacher

Application packet is available in the College and Career Center, Room 209, or online at http://www.oregonpta.org/Involved/TES.htm

DEADLINE: MARCH 30, 2012.


EUGENE EDUCATION ASSOCIATION (EEA) DON GIBSON SCHOLARSHIP FOR FUTURE TEACHERS $600

High school seniors, GPA 3.0 minimum, at least 500 on both verbal and math sections of SAT or ACT composite score of 25; interest in teaching as a career; involvement in school and community activities. Application available in the College and Career Center, Room 209.

DEADLINE: MARCH 30, 2012

EUGENE EDUCATION ASSOCIATION (EEA) MINORITY SCHOLARSHIP FOR FUTURE TEACHERS $600

High school seniors, students of color, GPA 3.0 minimum, minimum of 500 on both verbal and math sections of the SAT or ACT composite score of 25, interest in teaching as a career, involvement in school and community activities. Application available in the College and Career Center, Room 209.

DEADLINE: MARCH 30, 2012
EUGENE EDUCATION ASSOCIATION (EEA) SCHOLARHSIP FOR FUTURE TEACHERS $600

High school seniors, GPA 3.0 minimum, minimum of 500 on reading, writing and math sections of SAT or ACT composite score of at least 21, interested in teaching as a career, involvement in school and community activities. Application available in the College and Career Center, Room 209.

DEADLINE: MARCH 30, 2012
JACKIE ROBINSON FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP Up to $7,500

High School Seniors, minority students

US citizen, financial need, community involvement, leadership potential, academic achievement.

For more information and to apply, visit http://www.jackierobinson.org and click on APPLY

DEADLINE: MARCH 30, 2012
KAPPA OMICRON CHAPTER of the International Fraternity of PHI GAMMA DELTA, OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

DOC GILFILLAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP $1,000

High school senior males, planning to enroll at OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY in the fall of 2012; Not obligated in any way to join the fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta or any other fraternal organization

Selection based on academic performance, scholastic and community involvement, and response to application questions.

Application packet is available in the College and Career Center, Room 209.

DEADLINE: MARCH 31, 2012.
U.S. BANK INTERNET SCHOLARSHIP Up to 40 $1,000 Scholarships

US citizen or legal resident, planning to enroll full-time in accredited two- or four-year college or university.

Apply online at http://www.usbank.com/student-lending/scholarship.html and click on the link that says “Apply for Scholarship”

DEADLINE: MARCH 31, 2012.


ASSOCIATED OREGON LOGGERS (AOL) SCHOLARSHIP $1,500, RENEWABLE

High school senior, intended field of study in the forest resource production field (forest management, forest engineering or forest products)

Application is available in the College and Career Center, Room 209, or at the website www.oregonloggers.org/scholarship.html

DEADLINE: APRIL 1, 2012


PFLAG (PARENTS, FAMILIES AND FRIENDS OF LESBIANS AND GAYS) EUGENE-SPRINGFIELD CHAPTER SCHOLARSHIPS $1,000

High school senior, self-identified as either gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender person, or as a supporter of gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender people; demonstrating an interest in service to the LGBT community

Info packet and application available in the College and Career Center, Room 209.

DEADLINE: APRIL 1, 2012


AMERICAN FIRE SPRINKLER ASSOCIATION (AFSA) SCHOLARSHIP $2,000

High school seniors, US citizen. Visit the scholarship website: http://www.afsascholarship.org/ read the “Fire Sprinkler Essay” and take 10-question multiple choice test online. For each question answered correctly, students will receive entry for one of ten $2,000 scholarships.

DEADLINE: APRIL 5, 2012.
PEACE SCHOLARSHIP (Community Alliance of Lane County and Truth in Recruiting) $500

High school seniors, demonstrated interest and activity as a person of peace and social justice

Application packet is available in the College and Career Center, Room 209

DEADLINE: APRIL 6, 2012.


HEAD START OF LANE COUNTY, OREGON HEAD START ASSOCIATION, FRANK ROBERTS SCHOLARSHIP $2,000

High school senior, Head Start graduate; application is available in the College and Career Center, Room 209. Include short essays on the topics (1) the impact Head Start had on you and/or your family; (2) goals/aspirations you have for furthering your education and the role Head Start has played in your education; include three letters of reference.

DEADLINE: 5:00 P.M. ON APRIL 13, 2012
ASIAN-AMERICAN FOUNDATION OF OREGON (AAFO) $1,000, RENEWABLE

High school seniors, Oregon resident, GPA 2.5 or higher, Asian-Americans are encouraged to apply; applicant does not have to be of Asian ethnicity to apply. Interest and effort in Asian American cultural activities.

Application available in the College and Career Center, Room 209.

DEADLINE: APRIL 15, 2012.


WENDELL HALL SCHOLARSHIP $300

High school seniors, financial need, planning to attend community college in the fall of 2012.

Submit a one-page application with name, address, phone number and email address; short statement including intended field of study, where you plan to attend school, financial help from family, work experience, school and community activities; also submit a copy of your current transcript

Submit application to Vanessa Vasquez in the College and Career Center, Room 209, no later than 3:00 p.m. on Friday, April 20, 2012


2012 STUDENT-VIEW SCHOLARSHIP $500 - $4,000

High school seniors; apply online at www.student-view.com

DEADLINE: APRIL 22, 2012
WILLAMETTE WRITERS KAY SNOW AWARD $10 - $50

Open to all student writers, age 18 and younger. No entry fee for student writers submitting entries in the Student Writer category.

Word limit 1,500 words; any type of writing (fiction, nonfiction, poetry)

For further information, visit the website: http://www.willamettewriters.com/1/kaysnow.php

DEADLINE: APRIL 23, 2012
AYN RAND INSTITUTE ESSAY CONTEST ON AYN RAND’S NOVEL THE FOUNTAINHEAD $50 - $10,000

Grades 11 and 12; read the novel The Fountainhead, select one of the available topics and write essay of no fewer than 800 and no more than 1,600 words

For more information visit the website:

http://essaycontest.aynrandnovels.com/TheFountainhead.aspx?theme=blue

DEADLINE: APRIL 26, 2012


NORTH EUGENE HIGH SCHOOL BOOSTER CLUB SCHOLARSHIP $500

Open to high school seniors; must have a parent or guardian who is a member in good standing with the NEHS Booster Club as of January 1, 2012. Applicant must be a member of at least one NEHS club or activity recognized by the NEHS administration and the NEHS Booster Club. Submit essay covering topics: how extra-curricular activities have made my high school career more rewarding, my goals in college, and how the scholarship will help me achieve those goals.

DEADLINE: Cover sheet, letter of recommendation and essay must be submitted to Vanessa Vasquez, College and Career Center, Room 209, NO LATER THAN 3:00 P.M. ON FRIDAY, MAY 25, 2012.
ABBOTT & FENNER SCHOLARSHIP $1,000

High school juniors and seniors, at least 16 years of age, who will be enrolling in post-secondary education (college, university, community college, vocational/technical school)

Essay between 500 and 1,000 words. Topic: What was the most difficult time in your life, and why? How did your perspective on life change as a result of this difficulty?

DEADLINE: JUNE 15, 2012


BIG SUN SCHOLARSHIP $500

High school senior, student athlete. Essay, topic: How has your education contributed to who you are today? Why do you want to earn a college education?

Submit essay online at athleticawards@bigsunathletics.com

For more information visit the website http://www.bigsunathletics.com

DEADLINE: JUNE 22, 2012

WELLS FARGO COLLEGE STEPS SCHOLARSHIP SWEEPSTAKES $1,000

High school seniors. Employees of Wells Fargo, immediate families and households are not eligible.

To apply, visit the website https://www.wellsfargo.com/student/planning/scholarships/

Drawings will be held on or after 11/4/2011, 2/3/2012, 5/4/2012 and 8/10/2012.



DEADLINE: AUGUST 5, 2012.

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