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|
|6/12||General: Essay||Abbott & Fenner||Open to all Junior or Seniors. Write a 500-1000 word essay: 'Describe your educational career and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving these goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals.' Submit completed essays to scholarships at abbottandfenner.com||$1,000|
|6/14||Participation in Athletics||Oregon Sports Hall of Fame||Oregon high school seniors graduating in the year 2020. Recipients are chosen on the basis of financial need, athletic accomplishment, academic achievement and community involvement. Minimum academic requirements: GPA of 3.3, SAT of 1000 or ACT of 20. Scholarship funds must be used at an institution of higher education within Oregon. ||$3,000 (six awards)|
|6/15||Environmental Science or related field. Essay submission.||Extreme Terrain Scholarship||Open to students pursuing a degree in Environmental Studies, Environmental Research, Land Use, Earth and Atmosphere Studies, Sustainable Land Management, Parks and Recreation, or Sustainable Agriculture Systems. Students should submit a 700 – 1500 word essay to email@example.com that describes who you are, why you feel it is important to maintain access to public lands for recreational use and how you plan to use your degree to advocate for the recreational use of public lands.||$2,500|
|6/15||Automotive themed majors" AmericanMuscle||Automotive Scholarship||Open to seniors pursuing an automotive themed major. Those students who have exceptional drive and ambition should submit a 700-1500 word essay to firstname.lastname@example.org telling us who you are and how you plan on using your automotive education to incite positive change and innovation within the custom car industry. All entries must be submitted as a PDF or Microsoft Word document to be eligible for consideration and must also be accompanied by proof of current enrollment in an accredited United States college or university.||$2,500|
|6/15||Native American||Oregon Native American Chamber Scholarship||ONAC, bases all awards based on need, community impact, and student success. ONAC affirms the importance of legacy, as we commit to support students through a commitment to our students through the life of their academic career as needed. We are dedicated to improving Native American student access to higher education by reducing barriers and providing critical financial support.||$1,500|
|6/15||Technical/vocational||AmericanTrucks Vocational Scholarship||Open to seniors who are currently enrolled full-time in a secondary vocational school, technical institute, or are high school seniors who are enrolled in one of the aforementioned institutes.||$2,500|
|6/15||Community Improvement Project||Honors Graduation Community Improvement Scholarship||Design & work on a community improvement project||$10,00|
|6/19||Athletic Participation: Essay||BigSun Scholarship||All student athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in or the capacity in which they participate. Applicants will respond to essay prompts regarding their HS sport participation.||$500|
|6/30||Senior, who will attend accredited college, university or trade school||Automotive Hall of Fame||Financial need, 3.0 gpa||Varies|
|6/30||Merit: Essay (deadline was extended to this date!)||Earnest Scholarship Application||Seniors planning on attending a college or university in the fall. Complete the application and respond to one of the following: How will your college or education help you achieve your goals? How has your education contributed to who you are today?||$5,000|
|7/1||Essay (500-1000 words)||Solar action alliance||Must be enrolling in an institute of higher learning, earned a non nonweighted 3.2 GPA, and write an essay on 'What excites you most about the future of solar?'.||$1,000|
|7/15||Essay: Science Majors||Scholarship App Info||Open to seniors enrolling in a 2 or 4 year university and have an interest in science. Essay prompt: "Please tell us about yourself. Please share what your educational and professional goals are, and how a scholarship might support them."||$1,000|
|7/17||Trade/Technology||Porch Scholarship||You have a 3.4 GPA and must be pursuing a degree that enables you or others in your community to learn a new trade, develop skills and technology, or start a small business related to home services offered by Porch.||$2,000|
|7/17||Essay||Scholarship Application||Essay prompt: If you had the ability and means to create and produce a film about any topic (based off real events or fictitious), what story would you tell and why?. Please review link for specifics.||$1,000|
|7/20||Essay Contest||Rosen & OHR Law Scholarship||Write an essay (750-1000) explaining in detail how a serious accident involving you, a family member, or a close friend has impacted your life. This could have been a car crash, a slip-and-fall accident, a work-related injury, or any other serious accident.|
Explain how an injury from the accident has affected you or a loved one by: Limiting or restricting daily activities, affecting feelings and relationships, impacting finances.
|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|
|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|