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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Due dateNameAmount DiscriptionLink
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)
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.
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.
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 essay
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 21
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.
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.
March - 1American Legion Department of Oregon$1,000Child of Veteran; granted based on ability, aptitude, character, determination, seriousness of purpose, and financial need.
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 - 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 graduate
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.