Scholarships 2017-09-19T09:28:21+00:00

NSHS scholarship opportunities

Checkout the scholarships currently available and know that we will be adding them throughout the school year. Note the application date and make sure you aren’t missing out! If you have any questions about scholarships please stop by room 110 or the Counseling department. 

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Graduate in 2017, 3.0 +, succeeded based on hardship, poverty, disability, homelessness, or personal tragedy. Has volunteered or participated in activities helpful to others, financial need.

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Super college
•Any student planning to go to college.
•Any student currently in college or graduate school.
•One application per student per contest period.
•Incomplete entries are automatically disqualified.
Heisman scholar
10, 000
Eligibility begins with maintaining a GPA of
3.0 (B average) or better. Applicants also need to be proven leaders and role models within their school and community. And applicants must perform in at least one of the 43 school sponsored sports recognized by the International Olympic Committee in the Summer and Winter Olympic Games or the National Federation of State High School Associations.
10/6/17AES Engineering
$500$500 Scholarship to a motivated student who wants to further their education. AES belief is that achieving a high grade point average should not be the only criteria for determining who deserves to be helped. For that reason they are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by evaluated the essays that are submitted.
10/15/17Colgate Hispanic
heritage fund
VariesBe of Hispanic American Heritage Be a U.S. Citizen or a legal permanent resident of the United States. All legal permanent residents must submit a copy of their valid permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551. Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale. Be pursuing or plan to pursue your first undergraduate degree. Have plans to enroll full-time in a degree seeking program at a two or four year U.S. accredited institution in the U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, or Guam during the
academic year Must be a first year student at a
two year college or a freshman at a four year
institution in the academic year Must apply for
federal financial aid by completing the Free
Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Coca cola scholars
Up to 20,000
Current high school (or home-schooled) seniors attending school in the United States (or select DoD schools)
U.S. Citizens, U.S. Nationals, U.S. Permanent Residents, Refugees, Asylees, Cuban-Haitian Entrants, or Humanitarian Parolees Anticipating completion of high school diploma at the time of application
Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited
U.S. post-secondary institution
Carrying a minimum 3.00 GPA at the end of their junior year of high school

Applicants may not be:
Children or grandchildren of employees, officers or owners of Coca-Cola bottling companies, The Coca-Cola Company, Company divisions or subsidiaries.
DACA students
International students (with the exception of students at DoD schools)
11/30/17Leaders and AchieversVariesScholarship requirements include:

Full-time high school senior currently enrolled at a high school in a community served or approved by Comcast.

Student grade point average of 2.8 or higher.

Student demonstrates leadership abilities in school activities or through work experiences.

Student shows a strong commitment to and involvement in community service.

Student plans to attend an accredited, non-profit college, university or vocational/technical school in the United States.

Student will need to complete and approve the terms and conditions set forth in the media release included as part of the scholarship acceptance form. If the nominee is not over the age of 18, the parent/guardian must complete and approve the terms and conditions set forth in the release.
12/1/17Department of Defense SMART ScholarshipUp to
Open to undergraduate and graduate students pursing a degree in science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines.
Recipient is guaranteed internship and job placement.
12/11/17Kelsy Oldham Memorial Scholarship
2,000Kelsy Oldham was a 13 year old talented runner and good student who was tragically killed in a motor vehicle accident on her way to compete in the Junior National Olympics in 1997. In her memory two (2) annual $2,000.00 scholarships have been established, one to a Senior female student and one to a Senior male student. 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 a motivator, and have good attendance at their running activities and school.
12/15/17The AXA Achievementsm ScholarshipUp to 25,000Be United States citizens or legal residents living or claiming residency in one of the 50 united states, Washington, D.C. or Puerto Rico Be current high school seniors who plan to enroll full-time in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2016-2017 academic year Demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities Because reducing risk is woven into the fabric of our company, special consideration is given to achievements that empower society to mitigate risk through education and/or action in areas such as financial, environmental, health, safety and/or emergency preparedness
12/31/17College is power1,000Students age 17 years or older who plan to start a program of higher education within the next 12 months or who are currently enrolled in a program of higher education. Applicants may be full- or part-time students and attend a campus-based or online program. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.
1/2/18Why Decor matters Scholarship $500Details:
 Amount: $500
 Deadline: January 2, 2017
 Awarded: January 31, 2017
 Eligible: Any full or part-time college students enrolled during the 2016-2017 school year
Jan - 4Profile in Courage Essay Contest$20,000In Profiles in Courage, John F. Kennedy recounted the stories of eight U.S. senators who risked their careers to do what was right for the nation. These leaders demonstrated political courage by taking a stand for the public good in spite of pressure by interest groups, their political party, or even their constituents. The Profile in Courage Essay Contest challenges students to write an original and creative essay that demonstrates an understanding of political courage as described by John F. Kennedy in Profiles in Courage.
The maximum word count is 1,000 with a minimum of 700, not including citations and bibliography. Use at least five varied sources such as government documents, letters, newspaper articles, books, and/or personal interviews.
Jan - 13LGBTQ Pride FoundationVariesLGBTQ students and allies who show leadership potential either within the LGBTQ community and/or within their field of study; lack a broader LGBTQ community support system; face additional barriers to educational access, including students who are economically, racially, socially, geographically, or politically disenfranchised; demonstrate significant financial need
Jan - 13Gates Millennium ScholarsFull needAfrican American/Black, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic students with 3.3+ GPA who meet Pell Grant criteria and have demonstrated leadership abilities
Jan - 13Kaiser Permanente Health Care Career ScholarshipVariesSeniors who have 2.5+ GPA and are planning to pursue a career in health care field.
Jan - 15MLK Scholar Program$25,000
up to full ride
Students who have completed Common App for Ithaca College by January 2 and the application for the program by January 15. Recommendation on leadership, academic, and service experiences/abilities is required.
Jan - 15UO Pathway Oregon
VariesSeniors with 3.4+ GPA, apply to University of Oregon by Jan 15, be admitted to UO, file FAFSA by Feb 15, and be eligible for the Pell Grant.
Jan - 28Hispanic metropolitan chambervariesApplicant must be of Hispanic ancestry, permanently residing in Oregon or Clark County, WashingtonApplicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent residents, asylees, or individuals, who are lawfully authorized to work full-time without restriction for any U.S. employer and who, at the time of application, possess lawful evidence of employment authorization.Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA as evidenced by a high school or college transcript.Applicants will be evaluated on academics, extra-curricular activities, community service, written essays, and letters of recommendationApplicant must be enrolled by September 2016 in an accredited community college, 4 year college or university, or accredited graduate degree program.
Jan - 31Leadership in Service$10,000Student planning to attend University of Dayton who has demonstrated leadership in service. Needs an online nomination form (see counselor)
March - 10 NFPA Youth ScholarshipThe National Foster Parent Association offers scholarships to NFPA members whose birth, foster and US adopted youth wish to further their education beyond high school, including college or university studies, vocational/technial school or junior college. Five scholarships will be awarded to high school-level students who are graduating or getting their GED in 2016. The foster/adopt/birthparents must be or join as a member of NFPA
March- 31Edwin Goodenough Scholarship$1,000-$2,000Any senior graduating from any public or private school located in District 24j. Selection is based on Financial need and Academic excellence. See you counselor for details
March - 31st Oregon Community Quarterback Scholarship$2,500 per yearThe program is intended to facilitate the growth of promising leaders in the state of Oregon by developing the skills needed to flourish their local communities. In addition to the scholarship, each recipient will have a board of mentors available to them throughout and following their schooling to help guide their path to a successful career and future. By helping to open doors in the business sector, these emerging leaders will remain planted and invested in the state of Oregon.

This is a need-based scholarship with criteria focusing on an individual’s involvement in his or her community, rather than academic or athletic performance.

Four scholarships will be issued for the 2017/18 academic year. Each scholarship is worth $2,500 per year for a total commitment of $40,000 a year in perpetuity. New to the scholarship selection this year: interviews will be conducted by the HFF Scholarship Committee for the top ten (10) scholarship finalists.
April - 1 Linda C.Eby$1,000•Participants should be high school seniors
planning to pursue a post-secondary education.
•Please submit an essay of no more than 500
words (double spaced) about a School
Counselor (elementary, middle or high school)
who has made a difference in your academic,
career, social, and/or emotional development.
•The School Counselor you are writing about
must be a certified School Counselor in
•ALL essays must be submitted with an OSCA
Essay Entry Form
April -162017 Honorsgradu Multimedia Scolarship$1,000The RULES:

You must be a graduating high school senior that will be attending a college or university to continue your education -OR- a currently enrolled college student with a year or more remaining in your education.
All United States students are eligible.
High school seniors can apply in any or all of the 4 high school categories (art, creative writing, music, or photography), but there will only be one scholarship awarded per person. College students can apply only in the videography category, and may likewise submit more than one project, with only one scholarship awarded per person.
Your project must be original & creative! No plagiarism will be tolerated!
April - 30DCAcar To Offer one$2000Eligibility Requirements

In order to participate in the scholarship contest, applicants must meet the following criteria:

• Must be currently attending or planning to attend a college or
university during the Spring, Summer or Fall 2017 academic year.
• Must be in good academic standing with your current educational
• For applicants under 18, you must have permission from a parent or
legal guardian.
• Must provide your written essay: “Driverless Vehicles” by the deadline
of April 30, 2017
• A winner will be chosen on – May 15, 2017
May - 1I'm First$4,000First- generation seniors attending a partner
June - 1Aspiring Fashion
$1,000High school seniors who intend to pursue a
fashion related field at an accredited
university/college, have a record of academic
success, and have a passion and drive for a
fashion related career.
June - 12Abbott and
$1,000Juniors and Seniors; write a 500to 1000 word
essay on topic: “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
June - 30Sump Pump Guide Scholarship Program$1,000Applicants for the scholarship must meet each of the following requirements:

– Must be a current high school senior or a college student under the age of 24 years
– Submit a complete online application by June 30th, 2017
– Write a 1000-1500-word essay on the following topic:
“House of the Future: How Automation Tech Is Transforming the Home”

The applicant of the winning essay will receive a one-time scholarship of $1,000 to be applied to the following school-related expenses: tuition, fees, books, and on-campus room and board. Funds must be used in the 2017 academic year. Scholarship funds are provided by SP Guides and will be paid via mail to the Financial Aid Office of the winning applicant’s college.
June - 30Music Skanner Scholarship$750RULES

You will be expected to sign an agreement giving the rights to publish your content on their site.
Must be in good academic standing with your current educational institution.
For applicants under 18 you must have permission from parent or legal guardian.
Must apply to the contest via email and provide your name, address and the name of the institution you are attending or plan to attend.
Lastly, studying in the fields of Music, Business, Marketing, Communications, or IT is an added advantage meaning they are recommended but not necessarily required.
And also you MUST be passionate about music; that goes without saying.