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Current Scholarships and Opportunities
CURRENT SCHOLARSHIPS & OPPORTUNITIES
COLLEGE BOARD OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIPS: Getting into college can be complicated and overwhelming. To support students and families, the College Board has introduced the College Board Opportunity Scholarships, a first-of-its-kind national scholarship program. It is unique because it serves as a simple college planning guide for all students. It explains what to do and when to do it.
The College Board Opportunity Scholarships lay out six simple steps that all students can take to get into college. Completing each step will earn a chance for a scholarship; completing all six will earn students a chance to win $40,000 for their college education.
The six steps in this program help students plan by making a good starter college list. This helps students prepare to take their best shot, and help them pay for college. The six actions are:
Building a College List - Get started by exploring colleges they are interested in attending.
Practicing for the SAT - Use Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy to get ready for test day.
Improving SAT Scores - Show how practice pays off by improving their SAT scores.
Strengthening Their College List - College list is a mix of academic safety, fit, & reach schools.
Completing the FAFSA - Fill out the free government form to apply for financial aid.
Applying to Colleges - Apply to the schools they want to attend.
The College Board Opportunity Scholarships are different from other scholarship programs because they are about how much students grow, not how high they score. The College Board Opportunity Scholarships do not require an essay or an application, and do not have a minimum GPA or SAT score requirement. Instead, the program rewards all students’ efforts and actions on their way to college. The more effort students put in and the actions they complete, the more chances they have to earn a college scholarship.
The College Board is investing $25 million over five years. A total of $5 million is available for each graduating class, beginning with the class of 2020. All students are invited.
Students can sign up at CB.org/Opportunity. The program officially launches in December. However, students can start today by going to BigFuture to make a starter list of six colleges they are interested in. Just by making that list, students earn a chance for a $500 scholarship. Then students can take the next step toward earning a $40,000 scholarship by going to SATPractice.org to receive free, personalized practice on Khan Academy. Please contact Sara Sympson from the College Board with any questions.
DISCOVER BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIPS: As part of our collection of business education resources, our in-house experts Prof. Dennis Masino and Jackie Giuliano, Ph.D. made a list of scholarships for accounting and business students. It provides up-to-date information on 100+ privately funded awards available to college students. It contains detailed information on awards that are available from private sources such as foundations, corporations, and religious and civic organizations. It is our aim to help improve a student's chances of landing a scholarship by making the search process a little easier: Accounting Degree Scholarships from DiscoverBusiness.us; Business Degree Scholarships from DiscoverBusiness.us. Deadlines vary
CALVIN COOLIDGE PRESIDENTIAL FOUNDATION: Any high school junior who plans to enroll in college in the fall of 2020 and is an American citizen or legal permanent resident is eligible to apply (unfortunately current high school seniors are not eligible to apply). “The Coolidge” is among America’s most generous: a full-ride scholarship that covers a student’s tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study. The scholars program shares features with the well-known Morehead-Cain and Jefferson scholarships, but with the key distinction that it can be used by recipients at any accredited U.S. college or university. The main criterion for the Coolidge is academic merit. More information, including the application is available at following link: www.coolidgescholars.org. Deadline: January 16, 2020
GRANGE CO-OP – YOUR TRUSTED COOPERATIVE SINCE 1934: The Grange Co-op has eight - $1,500 Scholarships and The Rogue Co-ops has one $2,000 Scholarship. Rogue Co-ops is a coalition of Southern Oregon cooperatives including Rogue Credit Union, Medford Food Co-op, Ashland Food Co-op, and the Grange Co-op. Qualifications for this scholarship are as follows: GPA of 3.50 or higher, students must reside in Jackson, Josephine, Klamath, Lake, Curry, Coos and Douglas Counties in Oregon. Students must have participated, during the academic school year, in at least one of the following activities: FFA, Horticulture, FBLA, school sports, 4-H, DECA, student body leadership, or non-related activities such as work experience. Students can apply by visiting: www.grangecoop.com/scholarship-opportunities/. Deadline: January 31, 2020
OHA – OREGON HUNTER’S ASSOCIATION - ROGUE VALLEY CHAPTER: The Rogue Valley Chapter of the Oregon Hunter’s Association has established a scholarship to award to one or more worthy students in Jackson County, Oregon. The scholarship of $2,500 used for tuition, books or room and board at the vocational technical school, college or university of the recipient’s choice. Eligible applicants must be new or returning college students enrolled in any accredited trade school, technical school, community college or university. Applicants must complete the scholarship application form and include an essay explaining why they should be the recipient of this scholarship. Include any experiences that demonstrate how your values and experiences align with the OHA mission statement of “Protecting Oregon’s wildlife, habitat and hunting heritage”. You should include other materials such as letter of recommendation, photos of you engaged in outdoor activities or community service, past awards, or examples of leadership. Application and details are available in the Counseling Office. Deadline: February 1, 2020
THE ROGUE VALLEY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP: $1,500 awarded to an outstanding, graduating senior who plans to attend a college or university in the State of Oregon during the 2020-21 school year. Application and details are available in the Counseling Department. Deadline: February 21, 2020
THE SENECA SCHOLARSHIP is awarding a $10,000 scholarship to students in Oregon. Every senior is eligible to apply and we hope that they do! We have been in the wood products industry for over 65 years. Oregon is the number one lumber producing state in the nation; and yet we have more trees today than we had 100 years ago. This is because Oregonians love our land and we manage it to produce heathy trees, clean air and cool drinking water. We would love for students or Oregon to understand what surrounds them and appreciate the historic significance. We created this scholarship to educate students about this subject. Students interview three professionals and write a 5-7 page essay on this theme. We will choose recipients based solely on essays, not transcripts. We host one high school level contest and one undergraduate level contest this year. This scholarship will be offered annually. For all information, visit our website at www.senecascholarship.org. Deadline: March 1, 2020
OREGON PHYSICIANS FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: $1,000 – Writing Scholarship for Oregon high school Juniors and Seniors, based on the following prompt: How would an effective movement for climate justice benefit immigrant communities? For more information, visit: www.oregonpsr.org and email@example.com. Deadline: March 2, 2020