CLASS OF 2024

Scholarships Overview:

  • Unofficial academic records are available for download on StudentVue.
  • Watch those deadlines! Create a spreadsheet to track the scholarships you want to apply to since most open and close on different dates! Build your own or a make a copy of the following: Scholarship Tracking Sheet
  • Below are the scholarships and their requirement in alphabetical order, but the following Google Sheets lists them by due date: By Due Date: SHS Local Scholarships
    • Note: some scholarships are pdfs or word docs that could not be linked on the Google Sheets. The applications can be found below in the alphabetized list.
  • If you have any questions about scholarships, please contact our Transition/Scholarship Coordinator, McKenzie Warden.
    • Email: warden_mckenzie@silverfalls.k12.or.us
    • Phone: 503-873-6331 Ext. 2455

General Information

As you search for scholarships, here are a few additional helpful resources you may need:

  • Letter of Recommendation Packet: Counselors will require you to have this packet completed when asking for a letter of recommendation. Many teachers will ask for this information as well. Click here to download the packet.
  • Fill out the FAFSA: Students applying for scholarships and/or college need to fill out the FAFSA. Click here to visit the FAFSA website.
  • Register with NCAA: Student Athletes who are interested in playing sports at a Division I or II University need to register with the NCAA by the end of your junior year in high school. Click here to visit the NCAA website.
  • Chemeketa Scholars Information: Click here for more information.
  • Official Transcript Request Form – This form is only to request Official Transcripts during the current school year. By submitting this request, you are authorizing Silverton High School to release your SAT score if it listed is on your transcript. Please allow 24 hours for your request to be completed and available for pick up in the counseling office. Click here to request an Official Transcript, but please do not request a final transcript here. In May, your counselor will email a form to request a final transcript.
  • Unofficial TranscriptsClick Here to Request Unofficial Transcripts

LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS

Please note: This website will be updated as we gather current information from our scholarship representatives. If you need to pick up a printed copy of any application, see McKenzie Warden in the counseling office.

Post High School Scholarship opportunities: Jorden Hess Memorial Scholarship, Mabel Almquist, Legacy Health, Friends of Silverton FFA, and Silverton High School Alumni Association.

Beth Davisson was an educator with a lengthy history of volunteer service across many areas. Beth had a welcoming and comfortable approach in working with others; she demonstrated this in every teaching and administrative position and has been instrumental in the lives of countless students and staff members. She ended her long career at Silver Falls School District as principal of Robert Frost School. Beth was also a past president of Silverton Rotary and among many roles, served as Director of Membership. Beth Davisson was the finest example of ‘Service Above Self’.

Scholarship Amount:  up to $1000.00

Application Due Date:  April 1, 2024 by 4:00 pm. 

Application: Beth Davisson Memorial Scholarship Application

 

Application turn-in process:  Please drop off the completed application at SHS

Silverton High School
1456 Pine Street
Silverton OR 97381

If you have any questions or concerns regarding submitting your application, please contact: 

McKenzie Warden

Transition Coordinator 

Click Here to Email

Any graduating student or college student who is a resident in Linn, Marion, or Polk counties OR had their senior portraits taken at Stro’s Photography with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Applicant must prove an interest in the automotive hobby or enroll in automotive classes in an institution or higher education (includes community colleges and trade schools).

Note: this scholarship requires an official transcript and two letters of recommendation

Scholarship Amount: varies–between $400 to $2000 awards. 

Application Due Date:  April 15th, 2024 by 4:00 pm. 

Application: Strohmeyer Memorial Scholarship

Or visit Ms. Warden for a hard copy. 

Application turn-in process:  Please mail to: 

Russ Strohmeyer
325 W. Washington Stayton, OR 97383

Or hand deliver to: 

Stro’s Photography

319 W Washington Street

Stayton, OR 97383

 

If you have any questions or concerns regarding submitting your application, please contact: 

McKenzie Warden

Transition Coordinator 

Click Here to Email

Interested in a career in the trades or an apprenticeship? This scholarship is for you! 

*requires a letter of recommendation from a CTE teacher OR proof letter from future employer 

Application Due Date:  March 1, 2024 by 3 pm to Ms. Warden in the counseling office. 

Application: Click Here! 

 

Application turn-in process:  Please drop off the completed application at SHS

Silverton High School
1456 Pine Street
Silverton OR 97381

If you have any questions or concerns regarding submitting your application, please contact: 

McKenzie Warden

Transition Coordinator 

Click Here to Email

The Elizabeth A. Hoke Scholarship was established to honor the legacy and memory of Elizabeth Hoke.

Scholarship Criteria: Applicants must be planning to attend an accredited college or university in the fall after graduating.  The criteria for selection will be:

  1. Active participation in one of the nine participation areas below (choose one).
  2. Grade point average of 2.75 or higher.
  3. Financial need will be taken into consideration but is not a requirement to receive the award.
  4. Relatives of the Scholarship Review Committee are not eligible to receive the scholarship.

Scholarship Amount and Purpose:  There are eight participation areas. Students are to choose only one of the participation areas as the area in which they have been most involved or that means the most to them. One scholarship recipient will be chosen from each participation area. The amount of each scholarship is $1,000.  This scholarship may be used for tuition, room, board, books and fees, and will be paid directly to your college or university for your benefit.

Participation Areas: Choose the one area that means the most to you or in which you have been the most involved. Your participation in this area may have occurred at school or in the community, or both.

  • Music – for a student who demonstrates a love for music regardless of chosen college major. Students applying in this area may also apply for a bonus opportunity by creating a short video clip of themselves whistling “Jingle Bells (Dashing through the Snow).” Details are on the scholarship application.
  • Dance – for a student who understands what it means to dance in the rain and who has an enthusiasm for both life and dance. Students applying in this area may also apply for a bonus opportunity by creating a short video clip of themselves dancing in the rain. Details are on the scholarship application.
  • Arts – for a student demonstrating a love for and a pursuit of any area of the creative arts.
  • Foreign Language – for a student who has the intention of putting foreign language skills into action.
  • Sports – for a student who participated in sports during high school and demonstrated a desire to play hard and give great effort.
  • Future Farmers of America – for a student who participated in FFA and who exhibits the qualities and characteristics that exemplify the FFA creed.
  • Valedictorian – for a high school valedictorian who has a strong track record of helping others.
  • Science – for a female student who plans to major in science. May apply for a second year if continuing to study science and maintaining satisfactory grades.

Due date: April 1, 2024

Apply Here: https://ehoketrust.org/scholarships/

Questions?  Any questions regarding this scholarship should be directed to:  salemfoundation@pioneertrustbank.com

Since 1931, the Elks National Foundation has helped thousands of students who need financial assistance fulfill their dreams of attending college. Most Valuable Student scholars are outstanding students who are at our near the top of their classes, active in their schools and communities, and recognized as leaders by their peers. The ENF awards $2.44 million annually in MVS scholarships to 500 high school seniors nationwide. The first-and second-place awards are among the largest scholarships provided by any major fraternal or service organization.

Eligibility: Any high school student who is a U.S. citizen may apply for a Most Valuable Student Scholarship. Applications will be judged on: Scholarship application, leadership, and financial need. You do not need to be related to a member of the Elks Club. Link to application: Click here for more information.

Application Due Date: November 13th, 2023 at 11:59 PM

Application: Create account after clicking on the above link

Application turn-in process: Submit directly online.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding submitting your application for any scholarship, please contact:

McKenzie Warden

Scholarship Coordinator
Phone: 503-873-6331 Ext. 2455
Click Here to Email

Friends of Silverton FFA has three scholarships for which you can apply:

  • The Friends of Silverton FFA Scholarship
  • The Les Schwab Incentive Scholarship
  • The Brad Jensen Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria: Each scholarship requirements vary; please see the application for more information.  You use the same application for all named scholarships.  This scholarship will require an unofficial transcript.  Please make sure you follow all requirements for each scholarship. If your submitted application is incomplete, it will not be considered.

2024 Silverton FFA Scholarship Guidelines

Application Due Date:  Second Monday in April 2024 (April 8th)

Click to Download the Application: 

2024 Silverton FFA High School Scholarship Application (for current high school students)

2024 Current College Student Application (students already in college) 

 

 

Application turn-in process: 

High school scholarships can be dropped off at Mr. Towery’s or Mrs. Baker’s box on/before April 8th. 

 

Collegiate applications can either be mailed (postmarked by April 8th) or emailed to the contact information below: 

Kelsey Potter, Director of Scholarships Friends of Silverton FFA Alumni
560 N Sheridan Street
Mt. Angel OR 97362

Email: kelsey@agricare.com

Scholarship Criteria:

  • The applicant must be working towards earning a standard, modified, or extended diploma from Silverton High School.
  • The applicant must be on an Individual Education Program (IEP) at Silverton High School.
  • This scholarship will require an unofficial transcript.
  • The applicant must complete a typed essay-minimum half page, double spaced, 12 point font.
  • Students must submit a completed application to Steve Taray in room B128 by April 30th of their senior year.

Scholarship Amount: Varies, minimum of $200-maximum of $400

Application Due Date: April 30th, 2024

Application: Frothy Fox Scholarship Application 

Awarded scholarship monies will expire one year after the application deadline.

Scholarship Criteria: SHS Senior pursuing further education after graduation, or currently enrolled college student.  Class of 2024: This requires an unoffical transcript which will be available to download on StudentVue after first semester grades have been posted.

*Current college students will need to attach their unofficial transcript to the application.

Jordan Hess was a 2017 graduate of Silverton High School and was attending Western Oregon University to receive a degree in Early Education; Special Education.  Jordan worked with children with autism and devoted her life to ensure inclusion.  Jordan was killed in a motor vehicle accident on November 25, 2019 and we have made it our mission to keep her dreams alive.

The Jordan Hess Memorial Scholarship is designed to be awarded to an individual that fits in at least one of the four listed categories:

  • pursuing a degree in Early Education/Special Education
  • Special needs – on an IEP or 504 plan
  • involved in Dance
  • Will attend, or already attending Western Oregon University

Scholarship Criteria: Graduating SHS Senior or currently enrolled college student that meet the scholarship listed criteria.

Scholarship Amount:  Varies

Application Due Date:  April 29 by 3:30 pm 

Application:   http://www.jhesstrust.com/

Application turn-in process: Scholarship application, transcripts, essay and letters of recommendation must be postmarked by April 19th, 2024 to the address:  Jordan Hess Memorial 345 Westfield #145  Silverton, OR 97381.

You may hand deliver your application in to McKenzie Warden in the counseling office at Silverton High School by the due date.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding submitting your application for any scholarship, please contact:

McKenzie Warden
Transition Coordinator
Phone:  503-873-6331 Ext. 2455
Click Here to Email

Scholarship Criteria: Awarded to one or more graduating high school seniors with an interest in American History who are planning to attend an Oregon Community College, and who will be enrolled in a history course anytime during the academic year.  Applicant must submit an essay and a Letter of Recommendation from a history teacher. More information: Justin Little Flier

Amount of Scholarship: $500.00

Application Due Date: May 11th, 2024

Application: Pick up printed application from Ms. Warden in the counseling office.

Application turn-in process:  Please drop off the completed application to the SHS Counseling Office:

Silverton High School
1456 Pine Street
Silverton, OR 97381

If you have any questions or concerns regarding submitting your application for any scholarship, please contact:

McKenzie Warden
Transition Coordinator
Phone:  503-873-6331
Click Here to Send Email

Scholarship Criteria: The Legacy Silverton Health Auxiliary offers scholarships to qualified students who have chosen a medically related career.  Scholarship recipients will be notified by mail. This scholarship is open for graduating SHS seniors and past graduates attending college.

Application Due Date: February 29, 2024 by 5:00pm.  Application and all supporting documents must be in the scholarship chairman’s hand by this date and time.

Information and Application:  See Scholarship number 6  

Application turn-in process:  Please hand deliver or mail the completed application to the address on the application:

If you have any questions or concerns regarding submitting your application for any scholarship, please contact:

McKenzie Warden / Scholarship Coordinator
Phone:  503-873-6331 Ext. 2455
Click Here to Send Email

Scholarship Criteria:  Scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school seniors for trade school classes such as welding, fabrication, mechanics, carpentry, etc. or to attend college. Students must have taken classes in a CTE program in the listed areas and will need one or more references from a CTE instructor and have a minimum GPA of 2.5.

Amount of Scholarship: (2) $1,000 scholarships

Application Due Date: April 3rd, 2024

Application:  A very easy application to fill out and turn in! Pick up brochure in the counseling office from the scholarship coordinator, Ms. Warden. 

Application turn-in process:  Please follow instructions on scholarship brochure – mail to Kevin McFadden Trade Scholarship  in Stayton

Kevin McFadden Trade Scholarship Fund

1740 Shaff Road #117

Stayton, OR 97383

Scholarship Criteria: U.S. Citizens who are graduates of Silverton High School and who are full-time undergraduate students at any public or private educational/vocational institution. This scholarship application requires an unofficial high school transcript which can be downloaded in StudentVue after first semester grades have been posted.

Scholarship Amount:  Varies

Application Due Date:  March 15, 2024 – by 3:30pm. 

Applications – make sure you submit the correct application:

Current High School Students: Almquist-HS 2024

Current College Students (class of 2023 or older): 

Almquist-College 2024

 

Hard copies will also be available in the counseling office. 

Application turn-in process: Please drop off the completed application at SHS. College students can mail the completed application to:

Silverton High School
Attn: Registrar
1456 Pine Street
Silverton, OR 97381

If you have any questions or concerns regarding submitting your application for any scholarship, please contact:

McKenzie Warden
Transition Coordinator
Phone:  503-873-6331 Ext. 2455
Click Here to Email

Scholarship Criteria:  

For 2024, Maps plans to distribute over $50,000 in scholarships to support local students who plan to continue their education after high school. Several scholarships are designated for students of color, first-generation college students, and Career Technical Education (CTE) students. Preference will be given to Maps youth members. All scholarship awards are selected by a scholarship review committee, except the Phil Frey Memorial Scholarship which is chosen by family members.
 
Applications are available starting February 1, with a deadline of April 15 for the written application. Finalists will be invited to participate in video interviews and award decisions will be made by May 15.
 

Scholarship Amount:  Varies

Application Due Date:  April 15th 

Specific Scholarships available: 

Application:  https://www.mapscu.com/financial-education/scholarship_winners/scholarships

If you have any questions or concerns regarding submitting your application for any scholarship, please contact:

McKenzie Warden
Transition Coordinator
Phone:  503-873-6331 Ext. 2455
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Scholarship Criteria: Must be a current graduating senior football player. The recipient of this scholarship is determined by Silverton High School’s football coaching staff. An application is not required.

Application Due Date:  N/A

Application:  N/A

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this scholarship, please contact:

McKenzie Warden
Transition Coordinator
Phone:  503-873-6331 Ext. 2455
Click Here to Email

Scholarship Criteria: Silverton High School graduate pursuing a fire science or emergency medical technology as a career.  This scholarship application requires an official high school transcript; see registrar in the counseling office. 

Scholarship Amount:  $500

Application Due Date:  May 1st

Application: Mike Hannan Memorial Scholarship Application

Application turn-in process:  Please drop off the completed application at SHS or mail the completed application to:

Silverton High School
Attn: Registrar
1456 Pine Street
Silverton, OR 97381

If you have any questions or concerns regarding submitting your application for any scholarship, please contact:

McKenzie Warden
Transition Coordinator
Phone:  503-873-6331 Ext. 2455
Click Here to Email

Scholarship Criteria:  Click Here for Criteria

Scholarship Amount:  Varies.  Scholarship award amounts will be determined each year by the Molalla Communications Education Foundation (MCEF) Board of Directors and based on the total number of eligible applicants and desired total distribution amount.

Application Due Date:  April 15

Application:  Click Here

 

Application turn-in process:  Submit directly online using the link above.

Scholarship Criteria:

  • A graduating high school senior or home-schooled student who has been accepted to attend or intends to enroll at an accredited college, university or trade school next fall.
  • A dependent child of a current member in good standing with the Cooperative. 

Scholarship Amount:  $2,000

Application Due Date:  March 15, 2024 by 4:00 pm 

Application: https://web.monitorcoop.com/

Application turn-in process:  See application for address. 

If you have any questions or concerns regarding submitting your application for any scholarship, please contact:

McKenzie Warden
Transition Coordinator
Phone:  503-873-6331 Ext. 2455
Click Here to Email

Criteria: This scholarship is available to Silverton High School senior women who plan to attend an accredited Oregon Institution for the academic year 2023/2024. Please be sure to submit all required documents. This scholarship requires an unofficial transcript which can be downloaded from StudentVue after first semester grades have been posted.

Scholarship Amount: Two women will be awarded $1000 each to be used for tuition and fees.

Application Due Date:  FRIDAY March 1, 2024 by 3:30 pm.

Application: Please complete all of the following parts for the complete application process.

  1. Application Form: Vicki Harris Application form 2024-25
  2. Activities Chart Vicki Harris Activities-Chart-2024
  3. Income and Expense Statement Vicki Harris IncomeAndExpenseStatement2pages

Hard copies will also be available in the counseling office. 

Application turn-in process:  Please turn in all of the completed parts of this application to the scholarship coordinator at SHS:

Silverton High School
1456 Pine Street
Silverton, OR 97381

If you have any questions or concerns regarding submitting your application for any scholarship, please contact:

McKenzie Warden
Transition Coordinator
Phone:  503-873-6331 Ext. 2455
Click Here to Email

Scholarship Criteria:  This scholarship is for graduating seniors from Silverton High School and Stayton High School who are attending a four-year college or university for a Bachelor’s in the fields of agriculture or education  Please visit the Ronald and Sara Burr Scholarship Fund website for full details.

Scholarship Amount:  Varies

Application Due Date:  March 31, 2024

Application:  https://www.salemfoundation.org/scholarships/the-salem-foundation-ronald-and-sara-burr-scholarship-fund/

Application turn-in process:  Submit directly online using the above link.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding submitting your application for any scholarship, please contact:

McKenzie Warden
Transition Coordinator
Phone:  503-873-6331 Ext. 2455
Click Here to Email

Scholarship Criteria:  Any Graduating Senior

Scholarship Amount:  Varies

Application Due Date:  April 1, 2024 by 4:00 pm 

Application:  Rotary Scholarship Application Class of 2024

Application turn-in process:  Please drop off the completed application at SHS or mail the completed application to:

Silverton High School
1456 Pine Street
Silverton, OR 97381

If you have any questions or concerns regarding submitting your application for any scholarship, please contact:

McKenzie Warden
Transition Coordinator
Phone:  503-873-6331 Ext. 2455
Click Here to Email

The Scotts Mills Area Historical Society is offering this scholarship to any graduating student residing in the Scotts Mills School District whose goal is to achieve an associate degree, bachelor’s degree or certification in an accredited career training program. The historical society believes that what we put forth to our future will help preserve our history. If you are not certain if you live within the Scotts Mills school boundary, please see McKenzie Warden in the counseling office.

Scholarship Criteria: Scholarship application does require an official transcript with first semester grades on it.

Scholarship Amount:  Varies

Application Due Date:  April 10th, 2024

Application: Scotts Mills Historical Society Scholarship

Application turn-in process:  Please drop off the completed application at SHS counseling office:

Silverton High School
1456 Pine Street
Silverton, OR 97381

If you have any questions or concerns regarding submitting your application for any scholarship, please contact:

McKenzie Warden
Transition Coordinator
Phone:  503-873-6331 Ext. 2455
Click Here to Email

About the scholarship…
We have all been touched on a personal level by mental illness. Whether directly experienced or witnessed, the challenges of our pervasive mental health crisis can be overwhelming and devastating. We can do better. She Soars Psychiatry, LLC believes that a community’s mental health ought to be a collective effort shared by healthcare, academic institutions, workplaces, places of worship, athletics, community organizations, and among families. Stamping out stigma demands that we make more of an effort to normalize mental health challenges. Providing pathways to more accessible and affordable mental health services in addition to allowing safe spaces to share struggles are critical steps. The purpose of these scholarships is to recognize graduating high school seniors who share the vision of stamping out stigma and improving mental health outcomes for future generations.

She Soars Psychiatry, LLC has set aside a sum of money to be used annually for an educational scholarship for graduating high school seniors in the cities where offices our based (Silverton & Sisters, Oregon). Applicants must have an interest in pursuing a career in healthcare, social work, or education and demonstrate a desire to improve mental health outcomes for future generations.

To apply, an applicant must certify that they are:

  • A graduating high school senior attending Silverton or Sisters High School who has been accepted to attend or intends to enroll at an accredited college, university or trade school in the Fall of 2024. 
  • Applicants must have an interest in pursuing a career in healthcare, social work, or education and demonstrate a desire to improve mental health outcomes for future generations.

One scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior of Silverton High School and the other to a graduating senior of Sisters High School.

Link to more information and online application: https://www.shesoarspsych.com/local-scholarships

Due date:  April 15, 2024

Completed application packets may be printed OR emailed:

She Soars Psychiatry, LLC
Attn: Scholarship Committee
PO BOX 2206
Sisters, OR 97759
***Please make sure all application materials are mailed together.

Or Email: shesoarspsych@gmail.com
Please include on the subject line: “Scholarship Application 2024″

Scholarship Criteria: This scholarship is for current seniors and post graduate students. Please read the application carefully and follow all the requirements. This scholarship application requires an unofficial high school transcript that current students can download from StudentVue after the first semester has been completed.

Scholarship Amount:  Varies

Application Due Date:  March 15, 2024 by 3:00 pm

Application: https://www.shsfoxes.com/scholarships/

Step 1: Complete fillable PDF application using link above (you can “sign” your application by typing it)

Step 2: Save PDF to your computer

Step 3: Click the link on the first page of the application; it will take you to an online questionnaire where you will attach your completed application and unofficial transcripts. Click SUBMIT. 

If you have any questions or concerns regarding submitting your application for any scholarship, please contact:

McKenzie Warden
Transition Coordinator
Phone:  503-873-6331 Ext. 2455
Click Here to Email

Scholarship Criteria: 

  • Involvement with the Business Management CTE program at Silverton High School by earning a minimum of 3 credits within the program of study
  • Have plans to pursue a Business-related profession at a community college, university, technical, or trade school
  • Maintained a 3.0 GPA

Required Documents:

  • Provide evidence supporting your confidence in career choice through related work experience, club involvement, competitions, etc. in resume format.
  • Provide a cover letter describing your professional pursuits and how your involvement in the Business Management program at Silverton High School helped you prepare for your post-secondary planning.
  • Provide two letters of recommendation.
  • Provide a copy of an unofficial transcript and HIGHLIGHT the 3 credits earned in the Business Management Program of Study.  

Scholarship Amount:  $250-$1,000  –  Award amounts are determined by the scholarship committee in relation to the number of applicants, qualifications, and amount of funds available which are generated by the SHS Fox Shop Student Store.

Application Due Date:  May 1st by 3:30 pm. 

Application: SHS Business Management CTE Scholarship

Application turn-in process:  Please drop off the completed application at SHS in the counseling office.

Silverton High School
1456 Pine Street
Silverton, OR 97381

If you have any questions or concerns regarding submitting your application for any scholarship, please contact:

McKenzie Warden
Transition Coordinator
Phone:  503-873-6331 Ext. 2455
Click Here to Email

Scholarship Criteria: Qualified senior students who are immediate family members of current Silver Falls School District classified employees that are OSEA Chapter 148 members in good standing (family members of fair-share employees are not eligible). Equal consideration will be given to applicants who attend high schools other than Silverton High School. This scholarship application requires an unofficial high school transcript that students can download from StudentVue after first semester grades have been finalized. 

Scholarship Amount:  a combined $3,000 in scholarships

Application Due Date: Friday March 29th by 3:30 pm to McKenzie Warden in the counseling department. 

Application: Ira Jackson Memorial Scholarship 

Application turn-in process:  Please drop off the completed application at SHS

Silverton High School
1456 Pine Street
Silverton, OR 97381

If you have any questions or concerns regarding submitting your application for any scholarship, please contact:

McKenzie Warden
Transition Coordinator
Phone:  503-873-6331 Ext. 2455
Click Here to Email

Scholarship Criteria:  The Silver Falls Education Association will award a scholarship to a graduating senior student who is a child of a certified staff member who is an active member of the Silver Falls education Association and OEA. Equal consideration will be given to applicants who attend high schools other than Silverton High School. 

  • Applicants must have a cumulative 3.00 GPA.
  • Applicants must plan on pursuing their education following high school graduation.
  • Applicants must submit an application, an unofficial transcript, a brief explanation of how the scholarship money will be used, and one page typed essay.  See application for more details.
  • This scholarship application requires an unofficial high school transcript that students can download from StudentVue after first semester grades have been posted.

Scholarship Amount:  $500

Application Due Date:  April 26, 2024 by 3:00 pm. 

Application: SFEA Scholarship Application 2024 

Application turn-in process:  Please drop off the completed application at SHS

Silverton High School
1456 Pine Street
Silverton, OR 97381

If you have any questions or concerns regarding submitting your application for any scholarship, please contact:

McKenzie Warden
Transition Coordinator
Phone:  503-873-6331 Ext. 2455
Click Here to Email

Scholarship Criteria:  Awards will be granted only to Silverton High School graduates who will be attending full time as an undergraduate student, any public or private post-high school educational/vocational institution in the United States for the full academic year. This scholarship requires an unofficial transcripts.

Scholarship Amount:  Two $500 awards

Application Due Date:  April 5, 2024 by end of school day.

Application: Evelyn Bye Scholarship Application

Application turn-in process:  Please drop off the completed application to McKenzie Warden in the SHS counseling office:

Silverton High School
1456 Pine Street
Silverton, OR 97381

If you have any questions or concerns regarding submitting your application for any scholarship, please contact:

McKenzie Warden
Transition Coordinator
Phone:  503-873-6331
Click Here to Email

Scholarship Criteria: The Jon Dunn and Wes Oster Memorial Scholarship and Bob Bullard Memorial Scholarships will be given to senior students who are currently participating or have participated in the Mechanical Technology Program at Silverton High School. The Scholarship winners will be chosen by members of the Silverton Flywheels Car Club; and selections will be based upon the sincere interest in auto mechanics and specialties. Applicants are not required to enter into the automotive Industry, they may attend any school and any major or field after high school. Applicants must be an enthusiast for the restoration and collection of automobiles.

Scholarship Amount: Bob Bullard Memorial Scholarship $2,000
Jon Dunn & Wes Oster Memorial – varies from $500 – $1000

Application Due Date:  First Monday in May by 3:30 pm

Application: Flywheels Application 

Application turn-in process:  Please drop off the completed application at SHS:

Silverton High School
1456 Pine Street
Silverton, OR 97381

If you have any questions or concerns regarding submitting your application for any scholarship, please contact:

McKenzie Warden
Transition Coordinator
Phone:  503-873-6331 Ext. 2455
Click Here to Email

Scholarship criteria: any graduating high school senior; consideration based on financial need, school performance, previous awards, and involvement in school/career-related activities.

This application requires an official transcript.  Students may request an official transcript here (pick up next day in counseling office):  SHS Official Transcript Request

Scholarship amount: The Club will award up to three $500 scholarships and one $1,000 scholarship.

Application Due Date:  March 31st, 2024

Application: Silverton Kiwanis Scholarship information letter;    Silverton Kiwanis Scholarship Application

Application turn-in (drop off or mail): 

John Ort
C/O Silverton Kiwanis
309 N. First Street
Silverton, OR 97381

If you have any questions or concerns regarding submitting your application for any scholarship, please contact:

McKenzie Warden
Transition Coordinator
Phone:  503-873-6331
Click Here to Email

Scholarship Criteria:  The following may be beneficial to (but not required of) grant applicants: U.S. Citizen with connections to Silverton residents; graduate within the Silver Falls School District area; active in school, career, and/or community activities; current 3.0 CUM GPA or equivalent; demonstrated financial need (not limited to a specific income maximum); planned enrollment in pursuit of a degree, an associate degree, or certification in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics at a technical, trade, vocational, community, university, or other post-high school state-accredited educational institution in the United States.  Scholarship

Amount:  $500

Application Due Date:  March 14th by 3:00 pm to Ms. Warden in the counseling office. 

Application: Lions Club Application

Application turn-in process:   Please download application or pick up a paper copy in the counseling office. You also need to attach a 300 word essay, a letter of recommendation, and a copy of your unofficial transcript. 

 

If you have any questions or concerns regarding submitting your application for any scholarship, please contact:

McKenzie Warden
Transition Coordinator
Phone:  503-873-6331 Ext. 2455
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Scholarship Criteria:  Open to graduating senior. Scholarship application does not require a transcript.

Scholarship Amount:  $750;  three students will be selected

Application Due Date:  February 15, 2024

Application: Silverton Zenith Women_Scholarship 23.24

Application turn-in process:  Please drop off the completed application at SHS counseling office:

Silverton High School
1456 Pine Street
Silverton, OR 97381

If you have any questions or concerns regarding submitting your application for any scholarship, please contact:

McKenzie Warden
Transition Coordinator
Phone:  503-873-6331 Ext. 2455
Click Here to Email

Scholarship Criteria: This award is given to a senior girl who has been involved at the varsity level in Silverton High School athletics, has had academic success (minimum of 3.5 GPA), and will be attending Oregon State University for her freshman year.

Scholarship Amount: $3000 equally shared between applicants that have met the scholarship criteria. The maximum amount awarded to any 1 person is $1,000.

Application Due Date:  2nd Monday in April by 3:30 pm

Application:  See Warden in scholarship office for hard copy application. 

Application turn-in process:  Please drop off the completed application at SHS

Silverton High School
1456 Pine Street
Silverton, OR 97381

If you have any questions or concerns regarding submitting your application for any scholarship, please contact:

McKenzie Warden
Transition Coordinator
Phone:  503-873-6331 Ext. 2455
Click Here to Email

Unified Scholarship

This is a scholarship open to current senior students who have shown an interest in creating a unified and inclusive school environment. The scholarship was created to foster and encourage the next generation of special education teachers or assistants. 

Scholarship criteria:

Complete one or more of the following:

  • Competed as a Unified Partner athlete in Unified Basketball or Unified Soccer
  • Participated in a Unified PE Class and received an ‘A’
  • Teaching Assistant in one of the classes within the Special Education department (Basic Skills, LRC, SLP or Functional Skills)

Required:

  • Cumulative GPA 3.0 and above
  • An interest in a career within special education
  • Written Essay (see application)

Due Date: April 19, 2024

Application: Unified Scholarship Application

Turn In Process:  Submit your essay to McKenzie Warden in the counseling office.

You may also share your essay directly to: warden_mckenzie@silverfalls.k12.or.us

Scholarship Criteria: Two annual $2,000.00 scholarships are available; Those eligible are mid-Willamette Valley High School Seniors who have demonstrated outstanding achievements in academics, leadership, and running. These individuals should be a team player who has participated in either cross-country, track and field, or in a running-related activity. They should demonstrate a positive attitude, perseverance, be motivators, and have good attendance at their running activities and school. Recipients are chosen by a committee of 5 WVRR members. They use a scoring system based on your academics, personal essay and letters of recommendation.

  • The applicant must meet the minimum academic requirements for college/university admission.
  • Include the most current academic transcript.
  • The applicant shall submit a typed and signed, essay, which includes the following:
    • Description of extra-curricular community services activities;
    • A narrative of desired educational institution, career aspirations, degree sought, and future plans;
    • Brief personal assessment of weaknesses and strengths;
    • Family information (including the justification for financial assistance).
  • Include three letters of reference. These shall be typed or legibly written, signed, and must accompany your application. One reference shall be from a high school teacher, one reference from the individual’s cross country or track and field coach, and one reference shall be from another adult who shall be a non-school related person such as a pastor, scout leader, or individual who is not a family member. If the recommender is not able to do an electronic signature, then no signature is acceptable this year.  Recommender’s should provide their name and a valid email address at the end of the letter.

Scholarship Amount:  2 – $2000 Scholarships

Application Due Date:  March 1, 2024

Application: Scholarship information link is under previous years winners on the web page:http://www.wvroadrunners.org/

Application turn-in process:  Please  mail the completed application to:

Kelsy Oldham Scholarship
c/o Willamette Valley Road Runners
PO Box 4002
Salem, OR 97302-1002

If you have any questions or concerns regarding submitting your application for this scholarship, please email  Elisabeth Saxe.  Click Here to Email

STATE SCHOLARSHIPS

State and National Scholarships are listed for senior students to explore the opportunities, but open or closed will not be indicated.

The Al Forthan Memorial Scholarship is awarded to an Oregon high school senior from a family affected by alcohol or drug addiction. Affected by addiction means you have been raised by a parent or guardian who has experienced addiction or you have abused alcohol or drugs and are now pursuing recovery.

More information can be found at: https://www.voaor.org/get-involved/give-a-gift/al-forthan-scholarship/apply/

The Oregon Sports Hall of Fame and Museum is offering six $3,000 scholarships to 2021 graduating seniors planning to attend an Oregon college or university.

Click here for the application and more information. https://oregonsportshall.org/programs/#:~:text=Every%20year%20the%20Oregon%20Sports,designations%20and%20other%20leadership%20attributes.

Associated Oregon Loggers, Inc (AOL) offers scholarships for high school seniors and current college students seeking a degree from a four-year college of forestry accredited by the Society of American Foresters. These scholarships are available to children and grandchildren of AOL members and to others who wish to pursue a career in a forestry-related field such as Forest Management, Forest Engineering, or Wood Science. You do not have to be related to a member of AOL to apply for these scholarships. Successful candidates will receive $1,500 per year, renewable for up to four years for a total of $6,000, subject to the student maintaining annual qualification requirements.

For application and more information: https://oregonloggers.org/page/Scholarship

Stand for Children is now accepting applications for our next round of Beat the Odds Scholarships. Beat the Odds is a $16,000 award ($4,000 per year, renewable for up to four years) for students who are succeeding in school in the face of challenges such as poverty, homelessness, disability, systemic inequalities, etc.

This is an early in the school year due date! Link to more information and how to apply:

https://stand.org/blog/apply-for-the-beat-the-odds-scholarship/

 

 

Any graduating student or college student who is a resident in Linn, Marion, or Polk counties or had their senior portraits taken at Stro’s Photography with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Applicant must prove an interest in the automotive hobby or enroll in automotive classes in an institution or higher education (includes community colleges and trade schools).

Selection:

Three recipients and an alternate will be chosen based on financial need and their automotive interest. Selection committee’s decision will be final.

Amount:

Scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $400 to any accredited two or four year institution, to be issued as a one-time payment to the school, at the beginning of the of the student’s second term or semester. If any recipient abandons his or her education, is not a full time student or fails to maintain satisfactory academic progress, the amount of the scholarship funds remaining shall be paid to an alternate or revert to the scholarship fund.

Applications accepted between January 15 and April 15

Application information: https://www.stros.biz/brent_memorial.asp

Scholarship Criteria: High school senior in Marion or Polk County with academics in good standing; a minimum of 3.0 GPA. Applicant must be planning to attend a college or university and should include any community service in the application. This scholarship requires an official transcript.

Scholarship: A $1,500 one-time scholarship made out to your college or university.

  • Dr. Ana Castilla has also established an additional Castilla Orthodontics Scholarship through The Chemeketa Foundation to encourage and support female Latina students entering the Dental Assisting Program. This $1500 scholarship is through The Chemeketa Foundation, which has more than 150 different scholarships and assistance funds. Click here to learn more about The Chemeketa Foundation.

More Information: https://castillaortho.com/scholarship/

Application Due Date: April 30

In support of Oregon’s Community Bank Week, Citizens Bank will be awarding up to five Oregon high school seniors with $1,000 each to assist with college tuition and/or expenses. To be considered for the Citizens Bank Community Bank Week scholarship applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Go to www.citizensebank.com/about/scholarship and watch the video for an introduction to Citizens Bank and community banking.
  2. Contact your local Citizens Bank Branch and schedule an online or phone meeting before the application deadline, March 1st, 2021.
  3. Be an Oregon high school senior.
  4. Complete the scholarship application form.
  5. Compose an essay (1–3 pages typed and double spaced) detailing the most interesting thing they learned about Citizens Bank, community banking, and/or careers in banking during your meeting with a Citizens Bank Branch Officer.

Completed scholarship application and essay should be submitted by e-mail or mail:

Email to: gtaylor@citizensEbank.com
Mail to:  Citizens Bank
Attn: Gabe Taylor
PO Box 30
Corvallis, OR 97339-0030

For more information about this scholarship opportunity, please contact Citizens Bank Marketing Specialist Gabe Taylor at (541) 766-2253 or gtaylor@citizensEbank.com

This scholarship has been established to assist an alcohol and drug-free graduating high school student who is pursuing higher education at a University, Community College, or Trade School in Oregon.

For more information: https://www.clearalliance.org/scholarships

Each year the Coalition of Oregon School Administrators (COSA) sponsors or assists in processing five $1,000 college scholarships.  These scholarships are given to Oregon seniors attending a 2- or 4-year college or university, trade, or professional/technical school.

Click here for more information.

Driven by Hearts Scholarship is committed to providing a piece of the scholarship pie to students practicing and demonstrating compassionate contribution within their community. We are currently awarding $1,000 annually! Requirements and application criteria include past or active involvement in a local project based in compassionate contribution, one that is designed and effective in helping a group of high-need individuals, animals or natural habitats

Specific criteria: Must plan on attending Linn Benton Community College, Chemeketa Community College or Lane Community College in the Willamette Valley.

To learn more and to apply: https://www.drivenbyheartscholarships.org/

Due: June 30th

The Ford Family Foundation offers a suite of financial and program resources in Oregon, Siskiyou County, Calif., and, in some cases, other regions. Many recipients enthusiastically declare that the Scholarship Programs are about “so much more than the money.”   Applicants of all ages with unique attributes who may not have had the encouragement, the opportunity, or the financial means to attend or to complete their higher education are encouraged to apply. These candidates should demonstrate an understanding of the value of work, taking responsibility, giving back, and helping others.  Undocumented residents who meet certain qualifications are eligible to apply for scholarships from The Ford Family Foundation.

TIMELINE:

Nov 1st:  Applications Open
March 1st: Applications Due by 5:00pm
May 1st: All Finalists Selected
June 1st: All Awardees Announced

For more information:  Ford Family Foundation Scholarship Programs

You may be eligible to receive assistance with postsecondary education and training needs if you have foster care experience, past or present.

For more information click here.

The Greenfield Peace Scholarship is an opportunity to hear from young Oregonians on some of the most pressing issues of our time. We sponsor this annual writing scholarship in order to encourage Oregon’s youth to consider their leadership role in promoting a more healthy, just, and peaceful world.

To learn more:  https://www.oregonpsr.org/greenfield_peace_writing_scholarship

Every year as an organization, OSEA awards scholarships to members and students to assist them in reaching their academic goals.

The Guy Davis Scholarship for graduating seniors awards $1,250 to each recipient. The Past Presidents’ Scholarship is a statewide, $1,500 award. To be eligible, applicants must have a relative who is an OSEA member and have a minimum high school cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Link to more information: https://www.osea.org/member-resources/member-benefits/education-scholarships/

Purpose:  To provide support and encourage Hispanic youth to continue their higher education. In 2018, The Hispanic Chamber awarded a total of $143,100 to 49 scholarship winners.

Student Selection Criteria:

  • Hispanic ancestry
  • Resident of Oregon or Clark County, Washington
  • Currently attending high school in Oregon or Clark County, WA
  • Graduated from a high school in Oregon or Clark County, WA
  • Currently enrolled in an accredited college or university
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Be enrolled by Fall in an accredited 2-year community college, a 4-year college or university or an accredited graduate degree program

Award range: $2,000 up to $5,000

Link to application: http://hmccoregon.com/scholarship/

This scholarship is to support bi-lingual (Spanish/English) Latinx students pursuing education at a Community College in Oregon.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Oregon resident
  • Graduating Oregon high school senior
  • prior Oregon high school graduate
  • student who completed a GED or was home schooled in Oregon
  • Planning to enroll or currently enrolled at a community college in Oregon at least half time (6 credits)

How to apply: Complete the Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC) Application: http://www.oregonstudentaid.gov/scholarships/

Applications accepted November 1 – March 1 for the upcoming academic year.

The Cooke College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation’s best four-year colleges and universities.

For more information:  https://www.jkcf.org/our-scholarships/college-scholarship-program/

Scholarship Overview:

The Jiffy Lube “What Drives You?” High School Scholarship program is a unique opportunity to pursue your interests, goals and ideas. A simple 500 words about what drives you? Finalist essays will be selected from the 500 word “What Drives You?” essays. Each finalist will be guaranteed a minimum $1,500 award if they create and submit a unique 1-2 min. video that expands on their essay in their own candid words, visuals, etc. The overall $4,500 scholarship winner will be chosen from these videos.

Overall Scholarship amount: $4,500.00

Application due date: March 11th, 2024

Link: https://www.yourturn2apply.com/oregon.htm

In 2008, Kaiser Permanente Northwest founded the Health Care Career Scholarship Program to help students in Oregon and Southwest Washington achieve their dreams of becoming health care professionals. Since then, Kaiser Permanente Northwest has invested more than $3.6 million in the program, including scholarship awards totaling nearly $3.4 million.

Scholarships are awarded annually to qualified seniors in the Kaiser Permanente Northwest service area, which spans from north of Longview, Washington, to Eugene, Oregon. Scholarship application is due March 1st.

For more information:  http://KP-Health-Equity-Scholars.hsfts.net

Up to $20,000 scholarship (renewable for up to 4 years) for a senior living in Marion, Benton, Linn, or Lane County. Must have a 3.5 GPA and a household income of $75,000 or less.

Due May 3rd, 2024

For more information, visit: lksscholarship.org/application


The Oregon Federation of Women’s Clubs Fine Art Scholarships Contest is for all graduating high school senior students (regardless of gender) who will be attending college in the Fall and reside in Oregon. There are scholarship opportunities in the following categories

  • Vocal Music
  • Instrumental Music
  • Visual Art
  • Essay writing

For more information and application: https://oregongfwc.org/fine-arts-scholarships.html

OnPoint Community Credit Union sponsors the Scholar Program, recognizing Scholar Athletes and Activity Scholars who are graduating seniors at OSAA member schools.

The Scholar Program recognizes graduating seniors who have achieved a 3.50 or higher unweighted cumulative GPA and earned a varsity letter in an OSAA-sanctioned sport or competed in an OSAA-sanctioned activity.

All graduating seniors in the Scholar Program are eligible to apply for one of six college scholarships – two winners will receive a $5,000 scholarship and four winners will each receive a $1,000 scholarship. Winners will be selected based on success in the classroom, leadership in the community, how participating in OSAA activities has either taught them a lesson or helped them achieve their goals and two letters of recommendation.

Application and more information: https://www.osaa.org/awards/scholar

The OACA annually awards eight $1,000 student-athlete scholarships to sons and daughters of OACA members.

Completed scholarship applications, including a resume, copy of the student’s 7-semester transcript, and two letters of recommendation (written by coaches, faculty, or employers), are due with your application

Scholarship applications will be reviewed by the OACA Executive Board who will evaluate applications in the areas of academics, athletic participation and honors, extracurricular activities, and community service.

Link to more information: https://www.oregoncoach.org/scholarships/

The Promising Futures Scholarship program was created to help Oregon students interested in majors compatible with school business finance professions (degrees like public finance, business, accounting, or public administration) obtain a post-secondary education.

Deadline: March 29, 2024

Link to more information: Oregon ASBO Scholarship Link

Sponsored by the Harrington Family Foundation

The Oregon Community Leadership Scholarship is a renewable four-year collegiate scholarship program eligible for current Oregon high school seniors who are emerging leaders and plan to attend an Oregon university, college, or trade school. This need-based scholarship focuses on an individual’s involvement in his or her community, rather than academic or athletic performance. Each scholarship is worth $4,000 per year, for a total of $16,000 per student. The scholarship is valid only at an Oregon accredited college, university or trade school. Interviews with the Harrington Family Foundation Scholarship Committee may be conducted for scholarship finalists.

Link: http://harringtonfamilyfoundation.slideroom.com/

This vocational grant is a one-year award of $1,500. Students may reapply if your program requires a second year of education. The certificate of the award is issued conditioned upon the satisfactory enrollment of the student in a vocational/technical course of a two-year US College or vocational school. The grant may be used for tuition, fees, books, and supplies.

Eligibility: Any prospective male or female residing within the jurisdiction of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the USA who plans to pursue an eligible vocational/technical program beyond high school. Must be a citizen of the United States on the date the application is submitted.

Link to download application: https://www.oregonelks.org/scholarship

New in 2021, the Foundation is offering an increased award amount to $1,500! Annually, up to twelve scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school seniors who are sons or daughters of a grower member of the Oregon Wheat Growers League, or whose parents are employed by a grower member of the Oregon Wheat Growers League. The scholarship is also open to students who have worked summers for grower members.

Scholarship winners will be selected on school and community involvement, scholastic performance, and an essay on the wheat industry.

For more information and to download an application: http://www.owgl.org/foundation/scholarship-award-program/

Applicant must provide two letters of recommendation, preferably from an industry-related company.

Scholarship opens in January and closes May First

Consideration for scholarship as follows:

  1. The potential contribution of the student in a forest resource, production, or related field
  2. Merit – scholastic performance in all classes (GPA)
  3. Potential of applicant’s future in the industry
  4. Letters of recommendation
  5. Transcripts provided
  6. Financial support of the student is NOT a criterion for selection
  7. Completion of application: grammar, ability to express self, neatness and accuracy of information submitted.
  1. Proof of acceptance to vocational school, community college or university.

More information: https://www.pacificforestfoundation.org/scholarship-program

Our scholarship program supports LGBTQ+ students who are leaders—in their own lives, in their families, in their home communities, in their fields of study, in their workplaces, or in our movements for justice.

Our Scholarship Requirements

  • Northwest Residency: Applicants must be a resident of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington but may study elsewhere. Applicants are considered a resident of one of these states if they:
    • currently live within that state and have done so for at least three months prior to the application deadline;
      OR
    • have lived within that state for at least one year at any time within the five years prior to the application deadline.
  • Pursuing Post-Secondary Education: Applicants must be pursuing post-secondary education in the coming school year. This includes community college, four-year public or private college or university, certificate programs, vocational/technical/trade programs, law school, medical/dental/veterinary school, or graduate education.

For more information and how to apply:

https://pridefoundation.org/find-funding/scholarships/guidelines/

The Promising Futures Scholarship Program was created to help Oregon students interested in majors compatible with school business finance professions obtain a post-secondary education.

Eligibility

Students who can answer “yes” to all of the following questions, qualify for this scholarship.

  • Will you graduate from a high school in Oregon or are a college freshman?
  • Is your overall GPA a 3.0 or higher?
  • Have you been accepted as a full-time student at an accredited institution? Accredited institution is a college, university, or technical school.
  • Is your declared major compatible with a school finance position? Degrees like public finance, business, accounting, or public administration would fit this requirement.
Application Process

The application is a Google Form. All documents must be submitted through this form.

Recipients will be selected from those applications submitted before the deadline. The scholarship will be made payable to the school upon verification of fall term enrollment.

Link to website and more information:  https://oasbo.com/page/promisingfutures

The Rebecca and Sada Tarshis Memorial Scholarship by the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation was established in 2002 through a legacy gift from the Tarshis sisters to provide tuition assistance to Jewish students for higher education at accredited colleges, universities, and graduate schools. In the 2019/2020 academic year, this fund supported 13 students with scholarships ranging from $1,000 – $3,500.

To be eligible for this one-year scholarship, the student must demonstrate both merit and financial need. Students may apply each year.

More information and application: https://ojcf.org/grants-and-scholarships/receive-a-scholarship/

Renaissance Scholar Program provides scholarships to high-achieving, low-income students who will be the first in their family to earn a bachelor’s degree. It is open to Oregon seniors and students who will attend a college in Oregon. Application is online and this Scholarship opens in the Fall.

Learn more: http://www.trfwebsite.org/

Over the last 22 years, the Schweiger Memorial Scholarship Fund has awarded 262 scholarships totaling $853,000 to students pursuing degrees in construction and engineering related fields. The memorial scholarship was founded by Advanced American Construction, a full-service general contractor providing heavy civil, marine, industrial, diving, and engineering services to public and private clients throughout the western United States.

Information about this opportunity and how to apply: https://www.advanced-american.com/application/

As a credit union founded by teachers, we understand the critical role education plays in the strength of our community. That’s why we award 20 scholarships each year to exceptional high school seniors continuing their education.

If you are planning to attend an accredited two- or four-year college or university, you may be eligible for a $2,500 SELCO Scholarship to help with tuition and other educational expenses. Review the requirements listed below to see if you are eligible!

THE RICHARD METZLER OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP ($5,000)

Awarded to a graduating senior who, despite adversity or lack of opportunity, has demonstrated excellence in education, leadership, or civic responsibility.

This scholarship is in honor of Richard Metzler, who served more than 30 years as a director and supervisor of special education in Springfield Public Schools—and more than 40 years as a member of SELCO’s volunteer Board of Directors.

To be considered for The Richard Metzler Opportunity Scholarship, applicants must be residents of Lane County and meet the SELCO Scholarship eligibility requirements. No separate application or materials are required.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must be:

  • A SELCO member or the immediate family member of a SELCO member (SELCO employees and their immediate family members are not eligible).
  • A graduating senior from a four-year accredited high school with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.
  • Planning to attend an accredited two- or four-year college or university.

Application and Information: https://www.selco.org/why-selco/scholarships/

Caregiving is a challenging and demanding role at any age. In addition to the time investment, a 2017 Caring.com survey found that 38 percent of caregivers spend more than 30 hours a week caring for their loved one- caregiving can also be a financial drain.  Among survey respondents, 44 percent of caregivers spend at least $5,000 per year to care for their loved one, with 25 percent spending over $10,000 annually. These challenges can be exacerbated for young caregivers in school, who already face financial constraints and busy schedules while pursuing an education.

For application information visit: https://www.caring.com/caregivers/scholarships-for-student-caregivers