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|
|4/9||Local: Music and Performing Arts||Redmond Community Concert Association Scholarship||Senior, plans to pursue music education||$2,000|
|4/11||Local Merit||Scholarship Application||Senior with at least a 3.75 gpa, attending a college or trade program in the fall. Three short essays.||$1,000|
|4/15||500-800 words||We The Students Essay||Essay Prompt: What is the relationship between Equality and Justice?||Grand Prize: $5,000 cash
Other awards will vary.
|4/15||Computer Science||STEM Scholarship - Software Consulting||Cumulative high school GPA of 3.3 or better, an intent to study computer science in college.||$2,500 non renewable|
|4/15||LGBTQ+ Leadership||League Foundation Scholarship||Open to seniors who are self identified as a member of the LGBTQ+, 3.0 GPA or higher. Applicants will complete 2 personal statements, 2 letters of recommendation, and list community activities.||Various|
|4/15||Regional: Student with a disability||INCIGHT Scholarship||Open to seniors who live in OR, WA and CA who have a diagnosed disability (see link for description). If selected, there is a community service component for scholars.||Various|
|4/16||Electircal Lineworker/Trade||Linework Scholarship||Open to members and/or applicants whose parent or guardian is an active member, in good standing, with Central Electric Cooperative. Student must be pursuing a career in electrical lifework.||$5,000|
|4/23||Local: Design-related program (architecture, interior design, landscape design, mechanical / electrical / industrial / civil engineering or graphic design)||BBT Architects Scholarship||Senior with a 3.0 GPA or above anticipating enrolling in an area of design-related study for the|
2021-2022 academic year. Experience in, or knowledge of the design industry is not required, although this scholarship program is intended to further a student’s interest in a design-related career. Applicants are judged on motivation, career plans in design,
financial need, and scholastic record.
|4/23||Local: Political: Digital Media||If I Were Mayor Scholarship 2021||Grades 9-12. Share your creative ideas about what you would do as mayor through a digital media presentation. Presentations must be 1-3 min in length.||$500|
|4/29||Reading & Writing Essay||Essay Contest Details||Open to 11th and 12th Graders. Essay contest after reading the novel 'Anthem and The Fountainhead' or Anthem.||Up to $5000 (Prizes will vary)|
|4/29||State contest||Pointe Pest Scholarship||Any senior is able to apple. For this scholarship, do something good for someone else and include a note telling them to pass it on. Bonus points are awarded for including pictures.||$750|
|4/30||Redmond area high school student: Local||Rotary Scholarship Application||Open to all graduating seniors planning to attend college (2 or 4) next year. Scholarship selection will be based on high school accomplishments in and outside the classroom.||$1,000|
|4/30||Essay Reflection - State Level||Oregon Jaycee Foundation Scholarship||Students must have a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.75.||$2,000|
|5/1||Academic achievement and financial need||Dutch Crafters Amish Furniture||Open to seniors who have earned a 3.0 gpa or above. Complete the application and 750 word essay||$500|
|5/1||Essay||Rover Scholarship||Seniors with a 3.0 or above. Write an essay on 'How has technology impacted the person you are today?'||$2,500|
|5/8||Essay: First Aid/Medical||Stop the Bleed Scholarship||Students write a 250-500 word essay on one of the topics.||$500-$3,000|
|5/10||Local: General||Scholarship Application||Graduating senior planning on attending any college or trade program.||$2,500|
|5/10||Agriculture: Local||Redmond Rotary Agriculture Scholarship||Open to seniors who will be pursuing an education in agriculture in college.||$1,000|
|5/14||Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science from under-represented groups||P.O. Pistilli Scholarship||Seniors who have a 3.00 GPA or better (on a 4.00 scale), have demonstrated high achievement in math and science courses, have expressed a strong desire to pursue careers in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or computer science, and who have demonstrated substantial financial need||$4,000 for 5 years|
|5/28||Community Improvement Project||Honors Graduation Community Improvement Scholarship||Must be a high school senior planning on attending a 2 or 4 year college or trade school. Students will design & work on a community improvement project||$10,000|
|5/31||Essay Contest: cyberbullying awareness||McCreadyLaw Scholarship Details||Open to seniors with a 3.0 GPA. Write 750 word response to the prompt: Discuss the role of parents, school administration, and the role YOU could play in cyberbullying awareness and prevention. How can these parties react to cyberbullying and what steps can they take to effectively prevent it? email@example.com using the subject line: “[Applicant’s Name] – The Cyberbullying Awareness Scholarship” by the May 31 deadline.||$1,000|
|6/15||Environmental Studies||Extreme Terrain Scholarship||Senior pursing a degree in Environmental Studies, Ecology, Land Use, Earth & Atmosphere Sciences, Sustainable Land Management, Environmental Biology, Sustainable Agriculture Systems. Students submit a 700 – 1500 word essay describing 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||Full-time in a secondary vocational school, technical institute||American Trucks Scholarship||Senior - HVAC, carpentry, electrical, or related fields of study.||2 each
|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|
|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|