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 134 or the Counseling department. 

Additional Scholarship resources

www.scholarship.com/ – Finding scholarships  www.fastweb.com/ – Financial Aid and Scholarship Search  www.collegeboard.com/ – College, Career, Scholarship Search  www.tuitions.com/ – Scholarship search  www.wiredscholar.com/ – SallieMay site for financial aid


Due dateNameAmount DiscriptionLink
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.http://www.hmccoregon.com/scholarship.html
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)https://www.udayton.edu/apply/undergraduate/hsprograms/lis_app_form.php
Feb - 1Oregon Wheat Foundation Scholarship
$1,000Children of Oregon Wheat Growers League (OWGL) members, children of employees of OWGL, and students who have worked for OWGL members. Winners based on school and community involvement, scholastic performance, and essay on the wheat industry.http://www.owgl.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Application-1.pdf
Feb - 1Harry S. Truman Scholarship
VariesBe a full-time student pursuing a bachelor's degree with junior-level academic standing; have senior-level standing in your third year of college enrollment; or be a senior and a resident of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands or a Pacific Island.
Be a U.S. citizen (or a U.S. national from a Pacific Island) or expect to receive your citizenship by the date the scholarship will be awarded.
Feb - 3#BBB10k Scholarship$10,000BBB Foundation offers the Students of Integrity Scholarship to recognize high school juniors and seniors who personify and communicate ethics in the real world, as demonstrated through community service, personal integrity, and academic accomplishments. A scholarship of $10,000 will be award to the winning application submitted by students residing in Alaska, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Washington, or Western Wyoming. High school juniors and seniors from across the Northwest are encourage to apply by creating a 90-second video that demonstrates how BBB helps people become smart consumers. We recommend getting as creative as possible, telling us the story of a person harmed by unethical business practices and how the BBB can help educate consumers in advance to prevent scams or to help consumers report scams or bad business keeping other consumers safe.http://www.bbb.org/northwest/charities-donors/about-us/bbb-foundation/current-scholarship-campaign/2016-17_Scholarship/
Feb - 14Students of Integrity$10,000Create and submit a 90 second video that demonstrates how the Better Business Bureau helps people become smart consumers.
Feb - 15WACE Co-op Scholarship ProgramVariesStudents must apply to attend one of ten WACE partner institutions (see website for list), have a 3.5+ GPA, and complete a one page essayhttp://waceinc.org/scholarship/index.html
Feb - 15Jackie Robinson Foundation ScholarshipVariesGraduating senior, minority, planning to attend 4-year institution, leadership potential with commitment to community service, demonstrate financial need, math and reading SAT 1000, ACT composite 21http://www.jackierobinson.org/apply/
Feb - 29Buick Achievers ScholarshipUp to
per year
High school senior planning to attend 4-year college or university to study Engineering, Technology, Design, or other programs related to the automotive industry.http://buickachievers.com/
MarchQuest bridge Full tuition at 4 yearPrimarily A's in the most challenging courses available (usually including Honors, AP, and/or IB level courses.)
Class rank: Top 5-10% of your graduating class. Standardized test scores SAT (CR+M) scores > 1250
ACT composite score > 27
We also recommend submitting any PSAT,
PLAN, AP, IB, or SAT Subject Test scores.
Additional Criteria:
We also look for evidence of strong writing ability, intellectual spark, and determination
through essays and teacher/counselor
households earning less than $65,000 annually for a family of four, and often less
March - 1Oregon Promiseup to $4,000Students attending Community College within
6 months of graduation (can be combined with
the Chemeketa Scholars Program). Student
must apply for FAFSA and must list a community college
March - 1COSAVariesSenior with at least a 3.5 GPA, planning to attend an Oregon 2 or 4 year
college/university, needs a one page essay about background, influences and goals.
March - 1Ford foundation
Up to $10,000OR resident, high school grad, GPA 3.0, or GED of 2650, or have counselor etc. do special
rec. form, seek a bachelor’s degree, no felony, attend full time in state of California
March - 1American Legion-Spirit of Youth$5,000Junior member of the American Legion Auxiliary who has a 3.0+ GPA.http://www.alaoregon.org/resources/Spirit_Of_Youth_Scholarship_2017.pdf
March - 1American Legion Department of Oregon$1,000Child of Veteran; granted based on ability, aptitude, character, determination, seriousness of purpose, and financial need.http://www.alaoregon.org/resources/2016%20Department%20Scholarship%20Application%20.pdf
March - 1American Legion- Junior Scholarship$500Junior member of the American Legion Auxiliary who is a child, step-child, grandchild,
or great-grandchild of Veterans. Granted based on ability, aptitude, character, determination,
seriousness of purpose, and financial need.
March - 1American Legion- Children of Warriors$3,500, $3,000, $2,500Child, grandchild, great-grandchild of Veterans, who have accumulated 50 hours of
community service over high school years
March - 1Oregon Collectors
$4,000Seniors who write an 1,000 to 1,500 word essay on subject “Credit in the 21st Century”http://www.orcascholarshipfund.com/oc/orca_00000a.htm
March - 1OSFMA- Doug Lemley Memorial
$1,000Seniors with a minimum of 2.75 GPA, with 2
or more of the following qualities (leadership,
achievements, volunteering, school or civic
club membership, work experience), must intend to pursue degree or certificate at an
accredited 2 or 4 year college/university/program in a field with
direct correlation in supporting school facilities
March - 4Salem Keizer NAACP BranchMinimum of a 2.5 GPA
Students of color
See your counselor
March 6th - March 10thChemeketa ScholarsFull tuitionFree tuition for two years at Chemeketa if student has a GPA of 3.5, a minimum reading score on the Chemeketa placement test, and is a high school graduatehttp://www.chemeketa.edu/earncertdegree/payingforcollege/aidtypes/scholars/
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 NFPAhttp://nfpaonline.org/nfpascholarship
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
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
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 musicskanner.com 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.