The RPA Counseling staff and Future Center (Glacier Bldg) is your place to find help with all the details related to your scholarship search.
During your senior year, plan on spending time in the Future Center to work on scholarships. When you make it part of your weekly schedule, you’ll find that everything you need to get done gets done!
We all know that college can be expensive. That’s why RPA has compiled this list of scholarships and resources to help you pay for your educational goals.
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Scholarships are gifts – free money – for educational purposes. Most people are familiar with the idea of athletic scholarships, but in reality, all sorts of organizations give scholarships for all sorts of reasons. The Central Oregon region offers many local scholarships for students throughout the area. Last year, RPA students earned over $500,000 to support their academic pursuits!
The first step is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid:
Create your Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID) This ID is needed to sign your FAFSA (below).
Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
|Due Date||Interest Area||Provider & Scholarship||Description & Criteria||Award Amount|
|10/15||Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship Essay: "Imagine that your high school or college has been overrun with zombies. Your math professor, the cafeteria ladies, and even your best friend have all joined the walking dead. Flesh out a plan to avoid the zombies, including where you’d hide and the top-five things you’d bring to stay alive." (250 words or less)||Unigo||Must be 13 years of age or older, legal resident and planning to enroll in a post-secondary institution by 2025.||$2,000|
|10/15||American Trucks Student Scholarship. Trade school.||American Trucks Scholarship||Open for a senior who will be enrolling in a technical school post gradation. Write an essay "who you are and how you plan to use your education to contribute to a thriving community of trade workers who are dedicated to a hands-on approach to knowledge development." (750-1500)||2 each
|10/15||Women interested in transportation or related field.||Transportation YOU Scholarship||Open to all women with a 3.0 gpa or higher, planning to pursue a education/career in transportation:transportation engineering, planning, finance, communications, construction, operations, or logistics.||$2,000|
|10/17||Video Contest - Tuition Giveaway.||Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway||Must be 18 by 12/6/2019. Upload a video. Help us get to know you and your academic and professional goals, but stay on topic. Tell us how winning this tuition will impact your life. Be passionate. Be creative. Be you.||$2,500 - $100,000|
|10/31||Academic and leadership experience||Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation||High School senior planning to pursue a degree at a U.S. post-secondary institution.||$20,000|
|10/31||History/Government||Voice of Democracy||*LOCAL (State & National)||Various awards|
|9/15||Students who are overcoming adversity and succeeding in school||Stand for Children Oregon||Class of 2021, must have a GPA of 3.0 or above, found success through adversity and demonstrates financial need.||$16,000|
|9/29||Merit/Financial Need||QuestBridge||QuestBridge is a national scholarship program for seniors who have excelled academically and demonstrate great financial need. The program will support you through the application process for top universities across the country.||Up to Full Tuition|
|10/31||Merit||COCA-COLA Scholarship||National Scholarship competition open to students graduating in 2020-2021.||$20,000|
|Scholarship Search Engines:|
|Oregon GEAR UP Scholarship Calendar|
|Oregon CIS Financial Aid Sort|
|Big Future/College Board|
Additional Scholarship Programs:
|Office of Student Access & Completion (OSAC)||November 1 – March 1 (Early Bird – February 15)|
|Pride Foundation Scholarships||Due January 11|
|Zeta Phi Beta||Due January 26|
|Oregon Latino Scholarship Fund||Due January 28|
|Black United Fund of Oregon||Due January 29|
|Grieg Lodge||Due February 15|
|Oregon Jewish Community Foundation||Due March 1|
|Red and Gena Leonard Foundation||Due March 15|
|Benton Community Foundation||Due March 27|
|Oregon School Counselor Association||Due April 1|
|Harrington Family Foundation||Due April 2|
|Stand for Children||Due September 12|